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Minnesota assigns days for unemployment applications as web traffic surges

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development Photo: KSTP. Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

Kyle Brown
Created: March 29, 2020 02:59 PM

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development said on Sunday it would start assigning days of the week for people to sign up for unemployment benefits amid a steep rise in applications.

DEED said it was processing more applications "than we have ever received before."

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Applicants are asked to submit their online applications on an assigned day based on their Social Security numbers:

  • Monday: Last digit of Social Security number is 0, 1 or 2
  • Tuesday: Last digit of Social Security number is 3, 4 or 5
  • Wednesday: Last digit of Social Security number is 6, 7, 8 or 9
  • Thursday or Friday: Any number

You can apply for unemployment insurance through Minnesota's unemployment portal.


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