Michigan Unemployment Department

The department in this state that handles unemployment insurance is called Michigan Talent and Economic Development. 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 Michigan 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 MI 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 should file during the first week after your separation from employment. At the time of filing you will need information including your Social Security number, Driver License Number or State Identification Number; the names and addresses of employers you have worked for in the past 18 months along with your quarterly gross earnings and the last date of employment with each employer. If you are not a citizen or national of the US, you will need your Alien Registration Number and expiration date of your work authorization. To see if you are eligible to receive these benefits and what additional information is needed when applying, find out how to file your Michigan 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
  • Michigan Talent and Economic Development
    300 N. Washington Sq.
    Lansing, MI 48913

  • Unemployment Claim Phone Number
  • To file for MI unemployment benefits over the phone, call 866-500-0017 (TTY: 866-366-0004).

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