New Customers:
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.
Returning Customers:
Click here to Sign in and access your account.

If you need to apply for an Employer Tax Account Number (NCUI604) click here. If you already have your Employer Tax Account Number, or you are a third party administrator/remitter working on behalf of an employer, click here to Sign in.
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Latest Press Release
  • Three More Counties Declared for Disaster Unemployment Assistance  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
    Oct 29, 2018more Press Releases
News and Highlights
  • Unemployment Benefits Information Between School Terms

    For information concerning unemployment insurance benefits between school terms, click here.

    Jun 6, 2019
  • 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.

    Jan 17, 2019
  • 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.

    Jan 17, 2019
  • 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.

    Jan 17, 2019
  • Important Information regarding 1099-Gs for year 2018.  Processing and mailing of the 1099-Gs for 2018 is in progress. All 1099-Gs will be mailed prior to January 31.  Online copies are available on the DES website to view and print upon logging in to the website. Click here to login.  For more information on 1099-Gs, visit out FAQ section by clicking here.
    Jan 25, 2019
  • About Google Translate:  The Department of Commerce website, the Employment Security Division and the Workforce Solutions Division provide the "Google Translator" option to assist you in reading the Commerce's website in languages other than English. Google Translate cannot translate all types of documents and can provide an inaccurate translation. Anyone who trusts the information obtained by the Google Translator does so at your own risk. The agency does not promise, insure or guarantee the accuracy of the translations provided. The agency, its offices, employees and / or agents should not be held liable for any damages or losses of any kind, arising from or linked to the use and interpretation of such information, or for the damages incurred by it.
    Jan 12, 2018