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Missouri Unemployment Phone Numbers

Sometimes you need to contact the Division of Employment Security for help on unemployment related matters.

Regional Claims Centers:

  • Jefferson City – 573-751-9040
  • Kansas City – 816-889-3101
  • St. Louis – 314-340-4950
  • Springfield – 417-895-6851
  • Outside Local Calling Area – 800-320-2519
  • Fax Number – 573-751-9730 ((This is the central fax number, so make sure to mark the item to the attention of the person to whom you are sending it.)


  • Phone Number – 573-751-3913
  • General Fax Number – 573-751-5620
  • Fax Number – 573-751-1321

Other Matters:

Issues Contact Information
Switchboard 573-751-3215
Benefit Overpayment Questions 573-751-0057
Benefit Overpayment Repayment Plan 573-751-4058
Report Unemployment Fraud 573-751-0057
Report Worker Misclassification 573-751-1099
Employer Benefit Charges 573-751-4034

Be all set for long wait times because lots of people are trying to call. Be tolerant and you will get through to someone who can assist you. Even though it is frustrating to wait so long, be courteous while speaking to a concerned person. The staffers on the other line are over-worked and are doing everything to help you.

Questions & Answers

  1. Cynthia E. Fiscus says:

    I have filed for UE benefits,will I receive them and when?

    • Adrian says:

      If you have filed online,please check the status periodically.You may also follow up with the claims center on one of the numbers below.

      Jefferson City RCC
      Kansas City RCC
      Springfield RCC
      St. Louis RCC
      All others please call 800-320-2519

  2. Sara W. Potterton says:

    May I take cosmetology classes to further my education while I am collecting unemployment benefits?

  3. Sara W. Potterton says:

    May I take cosemotology classes while collecting unemployment?

  4. robert budde says:

    Hi Just filled out unemployment application. I just want to be sure i did it correctly
    Thank You very much. Robert Budde

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