• Mississippi’s Employment Situation

    Latest Edition: Unemployment Rate Falls To The Lowest Level In More Than Eight Years.

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  • Holiday Closings

    MDES offices will be closed Monday, May 30 in observance of National Memorial Day and Jefferson Davis' Birthday. Many services may still be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week on the Internet.​

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  • 1099 Information is Now Available

    Your 1099 for UI benefits received during tax year 2015 is now available online for you to view and print. 1099s were mailed January 15, 2016.

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  • Federal Bank Holiday

    Monday, May 30, is a federal holiday and banks will be closed. Unemployment payments that would have been paid Monday, will be paid Tuesday, May 31.

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  • 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 new, free MDES app… or our website.

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  • 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…

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  • Attention Contractors

    When you are awarded a BP oil spill restoration public works contract, you are required to file a Mississippi First Employment Plan Form with MDES.

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  • 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.

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  • The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

    is designed to help job candidates access employment, education, training and support services to succeed...

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  • Worksearch Requirements

    An individual must make an active search for full-time work in order to receive unemployment insurance benefits.

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  • Self-Employment Assistance Program

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

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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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  • Helping Mississippi’s employers

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

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  • Online Quick Start

    Get where you need to go on our site fast.

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  • Looking 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.

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  • Pledge to Mississippi Hire Heroes

    Mississippi veterans possess the skills, training and character needed by businesses to be competitive in today's economy.

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Mississippi Grad Jobs

Mississippi Grad Jobs

Connecting Mississippi college graduates with Mississippi employers

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Featured Employer

Featured Employer

Apply for jobs at Yokohama Tire Corporation’s facility in West Point, Mississippi.

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Report Fraud

Report Fraud

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

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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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  • Meet your next employer at the Greenville Regional Job Fair, TODAY May 24, 9:30-1:00, Washington County Convention Ctr, 1040 S Raceway Rd.
  • Meet employers w/available jobs: TODAY-May 24, 9:30-1:00, at the Greenville Reg. Job Fair, Washington Cty Convention Ctr, 1040 S Raceway Rd.
  • Meet employers TODAY at Greenville Job Fair, May 24, 9:30-1:00, Greenville Convention Ctr, dress nice & bring resumes.
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  • Leland Schools, Huntington Ingalls-some of 40+ employers at Greenville Job Fair,Tue. May 24, 9:30-1:00, Washington Cty Convention Ctr

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.