Welcome to the Jobcase resource center for unemployment in Minnesota. If you are here, you are probably trying to figure out your unemployment benefits to keep you afloat during this challenging time. Applying for unemployment benefits can be complicated, so here’s a cheat sheet with information to help you navigate.
Minnesota Unemployment Insurance (UI) Program.
The Applicant Self-Service System provides all the tools you need and is the fastest way to apply for benefits. The system is available Sunday - Friday, 6AM to 8PM.
If you need to apply for unemployment benefits for the first time, please refer to the schedule below. You will only be allowed to apply on your assigned day (or on Thursday/Friday if you missed that day).
|Last Digit of SSN||Day of week||Time|
|0, 1 or 2||Monday||6 a.m. to 8 p.m.|
|3, 4 or 5||Tuesday||6 a.m. to 8 p.m.|
|6, 7, 8 or 9||Wednesday||6 a.m. to 8 p.m.|
|Any||Thursday||6 a.m. to 8 p.m.|
|Any||Friday||6 a.m. to 8 p.m.|
Available Sunday - Friday, 6AM - 8PM, the automated phone system offers options in English, Spanish, Hmong, or Somali
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