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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Information for employers affected by COVID-19

Last updated: 03/16/2020 at 6:00 p.m.
Employer phone line not available

The Unemployment Insurance Employer customer service phone line (651-296-6141) is not available.
Due to the high volume of calls from workers whose employment has been affected by COVID-19, we are
shifting all of our staff resources to answer these calls. Thank you for your continued patience during these challenging times.

Information for your employees about unemployment benefits

We are working to address your concerns about charges due to benefits paid out for COVID-19 related work interruptions.
We will have capacity to make any necessary adjustments to your account before there is any financial impact on your
business. We will keep information updated on this site as the situation changes.

Last updated: 03/18/2020 at 3:00 p.m.

Welcome Employers and Agents!

This is the official website for Minnesota Unemployment Insurance (UI). 

Unemployment Insurance provides benefits to workers who become unemployed through no fault of their own. The benefits are funded through a tax paid by employers. 

Employers: If you have employees covered by the Minnesota UI law, you must register for an employer account

Agents: An "agent" is an entity that acts on behalf of an employer (the agent's client) to handle the employer's Unemployment Insurance obligations.

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