Mississippi Department of Employment Security

MDES phone numbers change to better serve Mississippians

Jackson, MS — Today, the Mississippi Department of Employment Security announced a change in phone numbers in an effort to streamline services for Mississippians requiring assistance with Unemployment Insurance Assistance. On Tuesday, December 8, 2020, the number for Unemployment Insurance Tax assistance will change…

Scarlet Pearl employees to assist with unemployment claims

Employees of the Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort have returned from furlough to assist the Mississippi Department of Employment Security in processing unemployment claims and helping Mississippians access their benefits. Staffed by 30 employees from the hotel reservation and casino host…

Unemployment Rate Lowest in 12 Years

The Mississippi Department of Employment Security reports the lowest level of unemployment for Mississippi in 12 years. The report claims the unemployment rate fell to 5.7 last month, the lowest level since February 2004. The number of unemployed Mississippians also…