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Claimants can create an account by clicking here . Once you have created a User name and password and have logged in, you may then follow the instructions for filing your application for unemployment benefits.
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Latest Press Release
  • Raleigh - The Division of Employment Security (DES) has announced that the following counties have been approved for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) due to the effects of Hurricane Florence: Chatham, Durham and Guilford. Additional counties may be added to the DUA availability designation at a later date. Read Complete Story
News and Highlights
  • Important Information for those Affected by the Federal Shutdown

    Click here for more information.
    Important Announcement

    We have completed upgrading our unemployment insurance benefits computer system. All claims functions including claims applications and weekly certifications are now functional. Click here for FAQs and more information on how to navigate the new system.
    Important Notice for Employers

    Beginning January 1, 2019, employers will have 10 days to respond to a Request for Separation Information notice instead of 14 days.
    Important Notice for Employers

    The following legislative change will become effective on January 1, 2019. Employers with 10 employees or more must start filing their Quarterly Tax Reports electronically beginning with the First Quarter of 2019 reports.
      If your employment was impacted by Hurricane Florence, click here for more information on Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA)
    Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) - Approved Counties

    For a listing of Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) approved counties and additional information, please click here.
    NC Session Law 2018 - 94 has changed Work Search Requirements - For any claim filed on or after July 1, 2018, claimants will be required to contact three (3) potential employers during the week to maintain eligibility for unemployment insurance benefits. To get more information click here for Work Search Guidelines FAQs.
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