Lester Unemployment Office

Find Lester Alabama 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.


Pulaski Unemployment Office 125 South Cedar Lane Pulaski TN 38478 16.5 miles from Lester 931-363-9550


Lawrenceburg Unemployment Office 702 Mahr Avenue Lawrenceburg TN 38464 21.0 miles from Lester 931-766-1405

Decatur Career Center 1819 Bassett Avenue Southeast Decatur AL 35601 29.9 miles from Lester 256-355-0142

Huntsville Career Center 2535 Sparkman Drive Northwest Huntsville AL 35810 35.2 miles from Lester 256-851-0537

Lewisburg Unemployment Office 980 South Ellington Parkway Lewisburg TN 37091 37.8 miles from Lester 931-359-9726

Waynesboro Unemployment Office 211 Dexter L Woods Memorial Boulevard Waynesboro TN 38485 41.5 miles from Lester 931-722-9214

Columbia Career Center 119 Nashville Highway Columbia TN 38401 45.1 miles from Lester 931-490-3800

Tennessee Career Center of Maury County 119 Nashville Highway Columbia TN 38401 45.1 miles from Lester 931-490-3800

Hohenwald Unemployment Office 35 Smith Avenue Hohenwald TN 38462 45.2 miles from Lester 931-796-3319

Shelbyville Unemployment Office 301 North Main Street Shelbyville TN 37160 52.4 miles from Lester 931-685-5000

Phil Campbell Career Center 2080 College Road Phil Campbell AL 35581 55.3 miles from Lester 256-331-6285

About Lester Unemployment Offices

Lester Unemployment Offices are branch locations of the Alabama State agency responsible for administering the state's unemployment insurance and unemployment compensation programs in Lester, AL. Lester unemployment benefits are temporary monetary payments made to individuals who have lost their jobs, usually due to layoffs.

You may contact the Unemployment Office for questions about:
  • Applying/Filing for Lester unemployment benefits
  • Making an unemployment insurance claim
  • Collecting and receiving benefits
  • Alabama unemployment eligibility
  • Amount and duration for claiming benefits
Lester Unemployment

Lester Unemployment Offices may be referred to as the Lester Office of Unemployment Compensation, the Lester Office of Unemployment Insurance, or a similar name. Unemployment Offices are organized by the Alabama Department of Labor. In many cases, the Office may be consolidated in the same agency responsible for workforce development. These agencies are usually located in several field offices or regional offices throughout AL.

Unemployment Eligibility

In order to receive Lester Unemployment benefits, a worker must meet eligibility requirements, have a recent earnings history and must be actively seeking to find employment. The self-employed and individuals who are unable to work, or those who were fired or dismissed from their job, quit their job, or have turned down opportunities to work, are generally ineligible for unemployment benefits in Alabama.

Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Lester Unemployment benefits are calculated to replace a percentage of the recipient's previous earnings, up to a maximum weekly amount. The maximum benefit may be determined, in part, on whether the recipient has dependents. The duration individuals may collect benefits for in is usually up to 26 weeks, though in some circumstances, such as a prolonged or severe economic downturn, the benefits may be extended.

Filing for Unemployment in Lester

Lester Unemployment Offices receive applications from individuals filing claims for collecting unemployment benefits. In addition to reviewing an individual's application materials, an interview with the applicant may also be conducted. Lester Unemployment benefits specialists will determine eligibility for benefits based on the individual's earnings history, the cause or circumstances around the individual's unemployment, and other factors.

Unemployment Appeal

Lester Unemployment Offices verify information with employers and conduct hearings processes in cases where applicants have filed appeals after having been denied benefits. Unemployment Offices also calculate Alabama Unemployment benefits amounts and monitor compliance with any applicable job search or job training requirements.