Sunday, May 1, 2011

Lansing Unemployment Office

Beyond providing computers, Internet access and telephones for you to use in filing your unemployment benefits claims on the Web, by phone, and by fax or mail, the Capital Area Michigan Works! Service Center also assists jobless people with various job placement services and assistance. They will also help you find child care assistance and to get job training. Office computers are available for both filing compensation claims and for searching "Career Center" websites for new job listings. Career counseling is also offered. If you do not have  a High School diploma, they can help you with GED preparation.

You'll need your Social Security number, your Driver's License number, a list of past employers and dates worked during the last 18 months, your earnings total for the last quarter worked, and the date you stopped working. Be patient and keep a good attitude. The staff are there to help you out. Office hours are Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, but times can vary. It is always a good idea to call ahead.

Ingham County Michigan Works! Service Center
Capital Area Michigan Works! Service Center
2110 South Cedar Street
Lansing, MI 48910.
Telephone: (517) 492-5500
Fax: (517) 487-0113
Veterans Representative Telephone: (517) 492-5500
Business Representative: (517) 492-5516

Note: The Capital Area Michigan works office has asked that if you are calling to file for unemployment to use the toll free state phone number, 1-866-500-0017 or toll free TTY 1-866-366-0004.

To file your unemployment benefits application online click here to get started.

Post updated July 16, 2014


  1. The contact information for the unemployment office is not Capital Area Michigan Works!. The correct number to call to file for unemployment is:
    Toll free 1-866-500-0017 or toll free TTY 1-866-366-0004. Please update the contact information.

    Andrea Kerbuski
    Capital Area Michigan Works!

  2. That number listed above is never answered 1-866-500-0017 I should know I dialed it 76 times in 2 days before speaking with someone. Nice going State of Michigan.


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