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Unemployment Insurance: Mississippi

Unemployment Insurance requirements for other states

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

Author: Jason T. Marsh, Phelps Dunbar LLP


  • Mississippi unemployment insurance is provided under the Mississippi Employment Security Law and is administered by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. This law provides compensation to individuals with respect to their unemployment. See Mississippi Employment Security Law.
  • Employees need to meet certain criteria in order to be eligible for unemployment compensation benefits. See Eligibility.
  • Employees who have been terminated, or who have voluntarily terminated their employment for good cause, are eligible to receive unemployment compensation benefits. See Eligibility.
  • Employees discharged from their employment for misconduct in connection with work are disqualified from receiving unemployment compensation benefits in Mississippi. See Eligibility.
  • Mississippi maintains unemployment compensation benefit agreements with outside states and federal agencies. See Mississippi Unemployment Compensation Benefit Agreements.
  • Employers must post an unemployment insurance notice to employees. See Posting Requirement.