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Welcome to the Unemployment Insurance Division

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Please keep your mailing address current with our office since UI correspondence is not forwarded by the  US Postal Service.  Your benefits will be stopped if any UI correspondence sent to you is returned to our office as undeliverable

UI eServices for Employers went live February 24, 2014. We encourage employers to use UI eServices to file and pay their Unemployment Insurance taxes, register their business, update their account information, and much more. Go to Have your last filed quarterly report and 2014 tax rate information on hand to help in accessing your account. For more information about UI eServices, go to

March 4, 2014 - UPDATE

EUC Progam Ends Unemployment Benefit “Phishing” Scams on the Web

It is vital that Montana claimants stay properly informed concerning their claims for benefits.  Bogus sites that have been seen by claimants have the website addresses: “”, “” or “”. These are not websites endorsed by the Montana Department of Labor and Industry or the Federal government.  Montanans are strongly urged not to register at this site and ignore any emails they may receive with any of these extensions in the address.
Claimants should only use the official website,, developed and controlled by the State of Montana, for conducting unemployment insurance claim or employer business.

Some websites will claim to have updated federal information and can look very official. Sites may ask for registration information and also allege to assist in helping expedite claim processing and the receipt of benefits or offer credit reports.  These sites mislead and extract information from people anxious about information concerning their claims and are not endorsed by the State of Montana.

The only official site for Montanans to use to get accurate information concerning Montana UI, and file a claim, is at  Any other sites purporting to have better information, or asking for registration, are not official and should not be trusted or used.

November 22, 2013

2014 Unemployment Insurance Contribution Rate & Wage Base

How is an employer’s rate determined each year?
An employer’s unemployment insurance (UI) contribution rate is based on each year’s Schedule of Contribution Rates and the employer’s experience rating history. The Rate Schedule determines the range of contribution rates assigned to all employers each calendar year.  The Rate Schedule is determined by...

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