• Disaster Assistance

    Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is available for the following six counties in Mississippi: Hancock, Hinds, Humphreys, Madison, Neshoba, and Scott.

    For More InformationFile a DUA Claim

  • 1099 Information

    The 1099s reflecting unemployment benefits paid in 2023 were generated on January 16, 2024, to the last address on file. Email messages were sent to claimants who elected to receive electronic notifications, informing them of the ability to view and print their 1099G online.

    1099 Information Incorrect 1099-G Forms and Fraud

  • Online Garnishment Payments

    Employers, TPAs, and payroll service providers can now pay their Employee Garnishments online. This allows immediate processing of your payment and eliminates mailing paper checks. You can make payments through our online screens or upload your data into our system.

    Email QuestionsLogin Here

  • Report Refusals of Work

    Mississippi Department of Employment Security needs your help to identify refusals of work. For more information and to report refusals of work, visit the page below.

    Report Refusal of WorkMore Information (PDF)

  • Self-Employment Assistance Program

    Eligible unemployed individuals may be able to start their own business.

    Go HereMore Information

  • No Fee for Services

    We do not solicit payments by phone or social media. Our employees are prohibited from using social media to assist customers. If you are asked to pay a fee for these services, DO NOT PAY the fee, instead report this to MDES. There is no fee for Unemployment Services through MDES.

    Report ItOnline Unemployment Services

  • UI Fraud Consumer Protection Guide

    Unemployment Insurance Fraud Consumer Protection Guide from the U.S. Department of Justice National Unemployment Insurance Fraud Task Force...

    Consumer GuideIdentity Theft Resource Center

  • Weekly Certifications

    If you do not file your weekly certifications you will not receive benefits.

    To Maintain EligibilityWeekly Claims Procedure

  • Properly Reporting Earnings

    Did you know failure to properly report earnings may result in prosecution in federal and/or state courts?

    More InformationOnline Unemployment Services

  • Report Identity Theft and Fraud

    Has someone filed an unemployment claim using your information? Do you know of someone falsifying information to collect unemployment? Report this immediately to MDES.

    Learn MoreAbout UI Claims

  • What information do I need to file an Unemployment Claim?

    For a checklist of this information, click the link below.

    For details, click hereTo file your claim online

  • Been a while since you looked for a job?

    Take a look at our job search ideas, interview tips and suggestions on how to dress for success before you begin your job search.

    Search for a jobJob hunting tips

  • The 2FileUI Mobile App is Now Available

    You can complete your weekly certifications for unemployment insurance payments as early as Sunday each week using our free MDES app… or our website.

    Get it on Google PlayDownload on the App Store

  • The MSWorks Mobile App is Now Available

    MSWorks is the mobile gateway to all of the Mississippi Works and MDES online services.

    Get it on Google PlayDownload on the App Store

  • Bulk Filing for Payroll Providers!

    MDES now offers the option of Bulk Filing to its customers who file quarterly Tax and Wage Reports for multiple clients.

    More InformationAbout UI Tax Reporting and Filing

  • New Hire Reporting

    Employers and taxpayers of Mississippi will benefit from the New Hire program by reducing overpayments of unemployment compensation, by detecting and preventing benefit payments to workers who have returned to work, and more…

    More InformationSearch for Employees

  • Help Keep Your Tax Rates Low

    Help keep your tax rates low by using Sides E-Response... a fast, free, and secure way for employers to respond to requests for separation information online.

    More InformationVisit

  • Helping Mississippi’s employers

    MDES offers employers many helpful services--posting jobs, recruitment, help with unemployment taxes and more.

    Post Job OpeningsFile and/or Pay Unemployment Tax

Filing an Unemployment Claim?

Filing an Unemployment Claim

What information do I need to file an Unemployment Claim?

Click here

Mississippi Access to Maternal Assistance (MAMA)

Mississippi Access to Maternal Assistance

Mississippi Access to Maternal Assistance (MAMA) connects pregnant women and mothers to public and private resources from across the state.

More Information

Report Fraud

Report Identity Theft & Fraud

Report fraud connected with filing unemployment benefits claims, including someone using the confidential information of you or one of your workers.

Learn More

Find a WIN Job Center Near You.

WIN Job Center Locations

WIN Job Centers are conveniently located throughout the state. Find the center nearest you, business hours and services offered.

See WIN Locations

I just lost my job. What now?

It's overwhelming, we know. But you've come to the right place. MDES will take you through the simple, easy step-by-step process of filing for unemployment and finding a new job.


How do I file for unemployment?

This is step one—the start to a new future for yourself. To file a claim to receive your unemployment benefits, register online with MDES. We'll help you all along the way.