Maine Unemployment Department

The department in this state that handles unemployment insurance is called Maine Labor. If you have questions or issues about filing a new or weekly unemployment claim, they should be able to assist you. We provide the contact information for the Maine Unemployment Department below including the location, phone number and government website where you can find out how to file your claims, report fraud, find a job for employees and help businesses grow for employers. We also provide the information on how to file for ME unemployment online and file for unemployment over the phone.

If you lost your job at no fault of your own, then it is important to file your claim right away. You can apply as soon as you become unemployed. Any weeks prior to the date in which your application is filed cannot be considered, and are not eligible for benefits, so you should not wait to file your claim. At the time of filing you will need information including your Social Security Number (and Alien Registration Number if applicable). The business name, address and telephone number of each place you worked during the past 18 months, and the jobs you held and the dates you worked (for each employer). Dependent Information: Social Security number (s) of children whom you’re the main support of. To see if you are eligible to receive these benefits and what additional information is needed when applying, find out how to file your Maine unemployment claim. As a reminder, unemployment insurance benefits are taxable. You must report any unemployment benefits you receive as part of your gross income on your taxes.

  • Unemployment Department Location
  • Maine Labor
    45 Commerce Dr
    Augusta, ME 04330

  • Unemployment Claim Phone Number
  • To file for ME unemployment benefits over the phone, call 800-593-7660.

  • Unempoyment Claim Online
  • The easist way to file your claim is through their online system. To file for ME unemployment online, click here.