News Releases
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01/04/2016      RALEIGH — The Division of Employment Security (DES) has announced that effective January 3, 2016, individuals filing new unemployment insurance claims must make five valid job contacts with potential employers for each week claimed. Senate Bill 15 was passed on September 10, 2015 and changed prior legislation which required that those claimants receiving unemployment benefits make contact with two potential employers on two separate days of the week.
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11/20/2015      North Carolina Employers Set to Save More Than $550 Million in Taxes in 2015-2016
 
11/18/2015      DES Employee Honored with Governor’s Award of Excellence
 
09/22/2015      Division of Employment Security Improves Online Claims Filing Experience for Customers
 
08/13/2015      Division of Employment Security Successfully Transitions to New Debit Cards for Unemployment Benefits
 
07/01/2015      Permanent Rules Approved for the Division of Employment Security
 
06/16/2015      Division of Employment Security Rolls Out New Debit Cards for Unemployment Benefits
 
06/15/2015      Commerce Department Connects 100,000 Unemployment Insurance Claimants to Job Services, Reduces Fraud
 
04/02/2015      DES Employer Call Center Serves Thousands of Employers During First Year of Operation
 
02/23/2015      DES Now Accepting Online Payments to Collect Money Owed to the Division
 
STATE Rates      COUNTY Rates
09/18/2015      RALEIGH — The state’s seasonally adjusted August unemployment rate was 5.9 percent, remaining unchanged from July’s revised rate. The national rate declined 0.2 of a percentage point to 5.1 percent.
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08/21/2015      North Carolina’s July Employment Figures Released
 
07/21/2015      North Carolina’s June Employment Figures Released
 
06/19/2015      North Carolina's May Employment Figures Released
 
05/27/2015      North Carolina’s April Employment Figures Released
 
04/21/2015      North Carolina’s March Employment Figures Released
 
03/27/2015      North Carolina’s February Employment Figures Released
 
03/17/2015      North Carolina’s January Employment Figures Released
 
09/30/2015      RALEIGH — Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 86 of North Carolina’s counties in August, increased in four counties, and remained unchanged in 10 counties.
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09/01/2015      North Carolina’s July County and Area Employment Figures Released
 
07/29/2015      North Carolina’s June County and Area Employment Figures Released
 
07/01/2015      North Carolina’s May County and Area Employment Figures Released
 
06/03/2015      North Carolina’s April County and Area Employment Figures Released
 
04/29/2015      North Carolina’s March County and Area Employment Figures Released
 
04/08/2015      North Carolina’s February County and Area Employment Figures Released
 
03/20/2015      North Carolina’s January County and Area Employment Figures Released