• More Ways To File Your COVID-19 Claim

    If you are experiencing difficulty filing your Unemployment Insurance claim, contact your local WIN Job Center for assistance.

    How to ContactFile a Claim Online

  • Online filing is encouraged!

    We are currently experiencing longer wait times for our contact centers. A claim may be filed online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    File a Claim OnlineCOVID-19 Resources & FAQ

  • COVID-19 Unemployment Assistance

    If your employment has been impacted by COVID-19, file a claim online.

    File a Claim OnlineFor More Information

  • Seeking Housing Assistance?

    Individuals seeking housing assistance who have filed a claim for unemployment can view and download unemployment and wage data through the MDES website.

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  • Mississippi Counts

    The Mississippi Census happens every 10 years. For every adult and every child that is not counted, our state will lose over $5,000 in federal dollars every year.

    Mississippi CountsWhat is the Census?

  • 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.

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  • The MSWorks Mobile App is Now Available

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

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  • Self-Employment Assistance Program

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

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  • Report Fraud

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

    Learn MoreAbout UI Claims

  • NEW! 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 uisides.org

  • 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

  • Online Quick Start

    Get where you need to go on our site fast.

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

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COVID-19 UI Assistance

COVID-19

Resources and Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19

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Mississippi Grad Jobs

Mississippi Grad Jobs

Connecting Mississippi college graduates with Mississippi employers

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Tax Filing Requirement

Tax Filing Requirement

Effective 1-1-2019 – MDES will require electronic filing of all state unemployment quarterly tax reports and payments. This applies to all Tax and Wage reports

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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.

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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.

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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.

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