Missouri Unemployment Requirements Return

Missouri Reopens, Unemployment Requirements Return

As Missouri continues to reopen under the Show Me Strong Recovery effort and businesses resume operation, the Missouri Department of Labor's Division of Employment Security announces the return of unemployment requirements.

Beginning with the week of July 5th, if you want to continue to receive unemployment benefits (including the $600 federal supplement available through July 25, 2020) -- you will be required to perform work search activities that had been lifted for those that had filed a coronavirus-related unemployment claim.

Missouri Job Centers are available to assist unemployed workers with these requirements by providing customized job searches through jobs.mo.gov, job fairs, Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment appointments, workshops to help develop and refine skills and other training programs. Employers are encouraged to post job openings on MoJobs. For more information about services available through the Missouri Job Centers, visit jobs.mo.gov.

For those filing for unemployment in Missouri on or after July 5, 2020, a waiting week requirement will again be imposed.