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Where Is the Unemployment Office in Texas County, MO?
Do you need to file for unemployment benefits in Texas County, Missouri? Do you have questions about your claim? You can find the information you need at the website of the Missouri Division of Employment Security, the state agency that administers unemployment benefits in Missouri.
If you haven’t applied for unemployment benefits recently (or ever), you might think you have to go into the local unemployment office and file your claim in person. These days, however, it’s much easier – and often, required – to file your claim online or by phone.
On this page, you'll find
- contact information for the Missouri Division of Employment Security
- contact information for local job centers, which can help you with your job search and may offer assistance in filing for unemployment benefits, and
- links to our articles on how to file for benefits in Missouri, eligibility for benefits in Missouri, calculating your weekly benefit amount in Missouri, and more.
Contacting the Unemployment Office in Texas County
If you want to file a claim for benefits, check on your claim, speak to a representative, or manage your unemployment benefits application, contact the
Missouri Division of Employment Security
Main Phone Number:
To reach your local unemployment office in Missouri by phone, use the following numbers:
Jefferson City: 573-751-9040
Kansas City: 816-889-3101
St. Louis: 314-340-4950
All other areas: 800-320-2519
Find contact information for local unemployment offices in Missouri under "Contact a Claims Center" on the unemployment page of the Missouri Division of Employment Security website.
Contacting Your Local Job Center
Local job centers -- sometimes called One-Stop Career Centers or American Job Centers --can help you with cover letters, resumes, and job search efforts. Some job centers may provide assistance in filing for unemployment benefits. You may be required to register with a job center as part of your ongoing obligation to look for work while collecting benefits.
Contact your job center to find out about services and availability. Although some job centers provide unemployment services (for example, help in filing or managing your claim), others offer only job search assistance. And, some centers are closed, have limited hours, or are available only online due to the coronavirus pandemic. Call or email your local job center to find out about their offerings.
How to Collect Unemployment Benefits in Texas County, Missouri
Missouri Unemployment Benefits at a Glance
Missouri Benefits Eligibility
You are eligible for unemployment benefits in Missouri if you are out of work through no fault of your own and you have earned at least a minimum amount in the time before you lost your job.
To qualify for benefits in Missouri, you must have earned at least $1,500 in your highest paid quarter of the base period, at least $750 outside of the highest paid quarter, and at least 1.5 times your earnings in the highest paid quarter in the entire base period. Alternatively, you will qualify if you earned at least $15,750 in two of the four quarters of the base period.
Missouri Unemployment Benefit Amount
Your weekly benefit in Missouri will be 4% of your average quarterly wages in the two highest paid quarters of the base period.The maximum weekly benefit in Missouri is $320 per week.
How Long Your Unemployment Benefits Will Last in Missouri
In Missouri, the duration of benefits depends on the state's unemployment rate when you apply. The maximum period for which you can receive benefits ranges from 13 to 20 weeks.
For More Information
If you have questions or need more information on unemployment benefits in Missouri, check out our detailed articles on:
- how to apply for unemployment benefits in Missouri
- information you'll need when you file your claim
- who qualifies for unemployment benefits in Missouri
- how to calculate your weekly benefit amount
- how long your benefits will last
- what you'll need to do to keep collecting benefits, and
- what to do if your application for benefits is denied.
See all of our Missouri unemployment articles here; just select Missouri from the list on the page. We wish you all the best as you navigate your unemployment claim.