Unemployment Benefits in Missouri

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Welcome to the Jobcase resource center for unemployment in Missouri. 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 we put together these resources to help you navigate.

What is it called?

The Missouri Department of Labor & Industrial Relations runs the state’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) program.

Coronavirus Update: Missouri is keeping a list of frequently asked questions for businesses and workers available at this link.


The fastest way to file a claim is online. Log in or create a UInteract account here. To file a claim online, you must create an account on the UInteract portal.

By Phone

You can also file for unemployment benefits or get help with your application by calling the Department of Labor. The number you call depends on your location:

  • Toll Free: 800-320-2519
  • Jefferson City: 573-751-9040
  • Kansas City: 816-889-3101
  • Springfield: 417-895-6851
  • St. Louis: 314-340-4950

Info you need to apply

To apply for unemployment, you need to provide information including:

  • Social Security number
  • Total earnings for the past week
  • Name, address, and dates of past employment
  • Banking information, including routing and account numbers (if you would like your benefit payments by direct deposit)

After you file the unemployment claim, you will need to submit a weekly request for payment. This can also be done either online or by calling the phone numbers listed above.

FAQ + Resources

Here’s a video showing how to apply online. The MODept Labor Youtube account has several more helpful videos and tutorials to help you navigate the website.

Good luck, we're here to help! Information is changing quickly. Please consult the state's applicable website provided above to be sure the information is valid.

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