Portland Unemployment Office

Find Portland Maine 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.

Portland Unemployment Office 185 Lancaster Street Portland ME 04101 207-771-5627

Brunswick Unemployment Office 275 Bath Road Brunswick ME 04011 23.8 miles from Portland 207-373-4000

Springvale Unemployment Office 9 Bodwell Court Sanford ME 04083 32.8 miles from Portland 207-324-5460

Lewiston Unemployment Office 5 Mollison Way Lewiston ME 04240 33.9 miles from Portland 207-753-9001

Portsmouth Unemployment Office 2000 Lafayette Road Portsmouth NH 03801 50.7 miles from Portland 603-436-3702

Conway Unemployment Office 518 White Mountain Highway Conway NH 03860 52.4 miles from Portland

Augusta Unemployment Office 21 Enterprise Drive Augusta ME 04330 54.2 miles from Portland 207-624-5120

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About Unemployment Offices

How are unemployment benefits funded?

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.

What is the process for applying for unemployment benefits?

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.

Can people receive unemployment compensation if their work hours are reduced by their employer?

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.