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Maine Unemployment Information

For unemployment benefits in Maine, you basically need to do the following:

  • Register with the unemployment agency
  • Look for work and apply for two jobs a week
  • Document your work search and be able to submit a complete and accurate record to Maine Department of Labor when requested
  • Register on http://www.mainecareercenter.com

Documentation Requirements

Weekly records should include a list of your work search activities, including:
  • Date of application
  • Company name and address
  • Person contacted
  • Telephone number, fax number, and/or e-mail address of the employer
  • Type of work applied for
  • Explanation of results
If you certify by web, phone, or mail you must maintain records at home.

Disclaimer: This is our best attempt at summarizing the rules in Maine. For the official details, see Maine Department of Labor