The Maine Public Broadcasting Network
Listen Live
Classical 24
Maine Labor Officials Urge Online Unemployment Filing
01/04/2012 12:18 PM ET  

The Maine Department of Labor is ramping up for a rush of post-holiday, seasonal layoffs.

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ Officials are reminding laid-off workers that the best and quickest way to apply for unemployment is to file online at the Labor Department website at

The year 2011 ended with significantly fewer unemployment claims than a year ago. Still, the department said a rush of claims is expected.

Although laid-off workers can phone in their unemployment claims, call volumes tend to be very high this time of year and wait times to get through to a claims representative can be long.


(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


Become a Fan of the NEW MPBNNews Facebook page. Get news, updates and unique content to share and discuss:

Recommended by our audience on Facebook:
Copyright © 2014 Maine Public Broadcasting Network. All rights reserved.