Find Boston Massachusetts unemployment offices, including state, federal, and department of labor offices. Unemployment offices provide information on unemployment eligibility and status, compensation, and filing weekly unemployment claims or benefits.
Boston Career Link 1010 Harrison Avenue Boston MA 02119 617-541-1400
The Work Place 29 Winter Street Boston MA 02108 617-737-0093
Chelsea Unemployment Office 4 Gerrish Avenue Chelsea MA 02150 4.3 miles from Boston 617-884-4333
Quincy Unemployment Office 152 Parkingway Quincy MA 02169 6.0 miles from Boston 617-745-4000
Cambridge Unemployment Office 186 Alewife Brook Parkway Cambridge MA 02138 7.4 miles from Boston 617-661-7867
Lynn Unemployment Office 181 Union Street Lynn MA 01901 10.1 miles from Boston 781-593-0585
Norwood Unemployment Office 275 Prospect Street Norwood MA 02062 13.3 miles from Boston 781-769-4120
Woburn Unemployment Office 100 Trade Center Woburn MA 01801 13.8 miles from Boston
Salem Unemployment Office 70 Washington Street Salem MA 01970 14.6 miles from Boston 978-825-7200
Framingham Unemployment Office 1671 Worcester Road Framingham MA 01701 23.7 miles from Boston 617-928-0530
Lawrence Unemployment Office 439 South Union Street Lawrence MA 01843 25.7 miles from Boston 978-722-7001
Lowell Unemployment Office 107 Merrimack Street Lowell MA 01852 26.2 miles from Boston 978-458-2503
Gloucester Unemployment Office 5 Pleasant Street Gloucester MA 01930 26.7 miles from Boston 978-283-4772
Milford Unemployment Office 425 Fortune Boulevard Milford MA 01757 27.1 miles from Boston 508-478-4300
Marlborough Unemployment Office 201 Boston Post Road West Marlborough MA 01752 29.2 miles from Boston 508-786-0928
Taunton Unemployment Office 72 School Street Taunton MA 02780 29.7 miles from Boston 508-977-1400
Plymouth Unemployment Office 36 Cordage Park Circle Plymouth MA 02360 29.8 miles from Boston 508-732-5300
Attleboro Unemployment Office 67 Mechanic Street Attleboro MA 02703 30.2 miles from Boston 508-222-1950
Haverhill Unemployment Office 192 Merrimack Street Haverhill MA 01830 30.7 miles from Boston 978-469-7800
Woonsocket Unemployment Office 219 Pond Street Woonsocket RI 02895 33.6 miles from Boston 401-235-1201
The funding for unemployment benefits comes from a combination of federal and state unemployment insurance taxes. The taxes are paid by employers, and they are based on the amount of wages paid to employees. Some government employers and non-profit organizations are exempt from unemployment insurance taxes.
Applicants should file for benefits as soon as possible after becoming unemployed. Most states allow applicants to file claims both in person or using an online application, though a follow-up interview is almost always required. Applicants should be prepared to provide basic contact and identity verification documentation, as well as earnings history and an explanation of how they became unemployed.
If an applicant's work hours are reduced to less than full-time through no fault of their own, they may be eligible for unemployment compensation. In these cases, the applicant may only be eligible for a partial benefit.