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Unemployment Insurance: Minnesota

Unemployment Insurance requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Kathi J. Wright, formerly of Lathrop GPM


  • Most employers doing business in Minnesota are subject to the Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Law. See Employer Coverage.
  • Claimants must meet certain requirements in order to be eligible for unemployment benefits. See Employee Eligibility.
  • Under certain circumstances, workers may not qualify for unemployment benefits. See Disqualification From Benefits.
  • Unemployment benefits are generally 50 percent of a person's average weekly salary up to a maximum amount. See Benefits.
  • An employer may appeal eligibility and benefit determinations. See Filing Claims.
  • Employers must follow certain posting and recordkeeping requirements. See Notice and Posting Requirements; Recordkeeping Requirements.
  • Minnesota offers the Shared Work Program, a voluntary program to help employers retain a group of employees who would otherwise have been laid off. See Shared Work Program.