State abbreviation/Postal code: Miss./MS
Nickname: Magnolia State
Origin of name: From an Indian word meaning “Father of Waters”
Land area: 46,907 sq mi. (121,489 sq km)
Geographic center: In Leake Co., 9 mi. WNW of Carthage
Number of counties: 82
Mississippi Unemployment Benefits Application
In order to be eligible for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits in the state of Mississippi, any unemployed worker must have at least worked in at least two quarters of a base period, must have earned $780.00 in the highest quarter of your base period and must have earned 40 times your weekly benefit amount in your base period.
Among the other unemployment compensation requirements that must be met include having been unemployed through no fault of one’s own, is able to work, available for work and is actively seeking full-time work, must have filed a claim for benefits, must serve a one-week waiting period, must have earned sufficient wage credits, and must be registered for work at the WIN Job center in your area.
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