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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.
New to Unemployment?
- Claimant Instruction Guide to completing an online interview questionnaire (PDF)
- What does my status mean?
- What is the Work Search requirement?
- How do I verify my identity for my claim?
- Unemployed due to COVID-19?
- What is an overpayment?
- How to change your unemployment account password
- 1099G and Tax information
- Mixed Earners Unemployment Compensation (MEUC) program
- Update on Federal Unemployment Extensions (Word) (PDF)
- (All FAQs)
Affected by COVID-19?
Looking for Work?
- 5/25/2022: Mills Administration Announces $3.7M Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan Initiative to Develop Industry-Specific Approaches to Expanding Maine's Workforce
- 5/20/2022: The Employment Situation in Maine - April 2022
- 5/19/2022: Maine Dept. of Labor Partnering with R.E.S.T. to Hold Lewiston Job Fair
- 5/13/2022: Maine Dept. of Labor Launches Online Chatbot for Unemployment Insurance Questions