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Unemployment and County Benefits:


MN Unemployment Insurance


Twin Cities area: 651-296-3644    


If your employment has been affected by COVID-19, you can apply for unemployment benefits. We are taking steps to make the application process a little simpler for those affected.  The Walz-Flanagan administration and the Minnesota Legislature are actively considering a variety of measures to assist workers and businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We will post updates on this site and on  - please check back regularly.


The executive order makes applicants eligible for unemployment benefits if:

  • A healthcare professional or health authority recommended or ordered them to avoid contact with others.
  • They have been ordered not to come to their workplace due to an outbreak of a communicable disease.
  • They have received notification from a school district, daycare, or other childcare provider that either classes are canceled or the applicant’s ordinary childcare is unavailable, provided that the applicant made reasonable effort to obtain other childcare and requested time off or other accommodation from the employer and no reasonable accommodation was available.

Ramsey County Services- All in walk-up services are suspended until March 23rd.

Financial Assistance Services- can be competed over the phone by calling 651-266-4444 and WIC (Women, Infant and Children) Program- appointments can be completed over the phone by calling 651-266-1300


Employment Resources:

ARRM is a job listing of current MN positions that are looking to hire right away. If you are looking for extra work or a new position please visit