ReEmployME will undergo maintenance beginning on Wednesday, 10/20/2021

ReEmployME will undergo maintenance beginning on Wednesday, 10/20/2021 for approximately 3.5 hours, 7:30 pm EDT to 11:00 pm EDT. ReEmployME online accounts, filing and the automated phone filing system will be unavailable during this time. Please plan accordingly.

UI Stakeholder Group Pursuant to Public Law 2021 Chapter 456

To visit the UI Stakeholder Group committee web page, please go to https://www.maine.gov/unemployment/stakeholders/

2021 Barriers to Employment Survey Results

In July 2021, the Maine Department of Labor circulated a brief survey to better understand the barriers faced in returning to work.

How to provide your Proof of Employment

The federal Continued Assistance for Unemployed Workers Act of 2020 requires that the Maine Department of Labor verify the identity of all new PUA applicants before the claim is processed. It is also a federal requirement that PUA recipients provide proof of employment.

For more information, please visit the PUA ID and Employment Verification web page.


Unemployment Insurance


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.