Applying for unemployment benefits in Missouri

File a Missouri unemployment claim either online or by phone (816-889-3101). The online system is available anytime, but you may only file by phone between 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Have this information available when you file a new claim:

  • Name, address, phone number
  • Date of birth, Social Security Number
  • Previous employers’ names and addresses
  • Titles and descriptions of your prior jobs and the dates you worked them.

See these Frequently Asked Questions for more information about applying for unemployment benefits in Missouri.

Staff at Missouri Career Centers are also available to help you with this process. The local offices are part of the Full Employment Council.

Full Employment Council- Central City Office
1740 Paseo
Kansas City, MO 64108

Here is a list of Kansas City's other Full Employment Council offices.

For additional information, contact an H&R Block Business & Career Center librarian by phone, 816.701.3717, or by e-mail,