The Bureau of Unemployment Compensation

REMINDER: Holidays and Unemployment Payment Delay

Due to banks being closed on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday, unemployment claims without any eligibility issues that are filed on January 19, 20 and 21, won't be processed until Tuesday, January 22. Please plan for this delay.

ReEmployME: In-Person Unemployment Filing Assistance at Maine CareerCenters

Mondays-Fridays in January, 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon EST, at the following CareerCenters:

  • Augusta
  • Bangor
  • Lewiston
  • Portland
  • Presque Isle
  • Skowhegan

And at the following CareerCenters on these dates:

  • January 22, Springvale
  • January 23, Rockland, 8:00 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • January 23, Brunswick, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • January 24, Machias
  • January 25, Wilton
  • January 28, Springvale
  • January 29, Rockland, 8:00 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • January 29, Brunswick,, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • January 30, Wilton
  • January 31, Machias

Find your closest CareerCenter at .

Unemployment Customer Service

Toll-Free: 1-800-593-7660

Submit an Online Inquiry

Customer service is available Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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The Bureau of Unemployment Compensation contributes to economic stability by providing temporary employer-funded benefits to eligible individuals while they seek re-employment. We operate an accessible, integrity-driven program in a timely and accurate manner.