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04/02/2015      RALEIGH — A year ago, the Division of Employment Security (DES) launched their Employer Call Center (ECC) to assist the nearly 200,000 employer customers statewide. Creating an employer call center in addition to the unemployment insurance claims call center has resulted in better customer service for both groups.
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02/23/2015      DES Now Accepting Online Payments to Collect Money Owed to the Division
 
01/21/2015      DES Tax Department Blocks Fictitious Employer Schemes and Addresses Misclassification Issues
 
01/07/2015      DES Legal Department Consistently Exceeds Federal Standards
 
12/18/2014      DES Employee Receives State’s Internal Audit Award of Excellence
 
12/03/2014      DES Recovers $1 Million in Credit Card Payments During First Year of New Program
 
11/25/2014      DES Greatly Improves Quality Scores of UI Benefit Decisions
 
11/10/2014      Registering for Job Search Remains a Requirement to Receive Unemployment Benefits
 
08/15/2014      DES Appeals Department Improves Timeliness and Retains 100% Quality Score
 
07/14/2014      Unemployment Debt Possibly Paid Off in One Year
 
06/13/2014      N.C. Court of Appeals Ruling Allows DES to Cease Providing Confidential Materials
 
05/09/2014      DES Unveils New Employer Call Center
 
STATE Rates      COUNTY Rates
04/21/2015      RALEIGH — The state’s seasonally adjusted March unemployment rate was 5.4 percent, increasing 0.1 of a percentage point from February’s revised rate. The national rate remained unchanged at 5.5 percent.
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03/27/2015      North Carolina’s February Employment Figures Released
 
03/17/2015      North Carolina’s January Employment Figures Released
 
01/27/2015      North Carolina’s December Employment Figures Released
 
12/19/2014      North Carolina’s November Employment Figures Released
 
11/21/2014      North Carolina’s October Employment Figures Released
 
10/21/2014      North Carolina’s September Employment Figures Released
 
09/19/2014      North Carolina’s August Employment Figures Released
 
08/18/2014      North Carolina’s July Employment Figures Released
 
07/18/2014      North Carolina’s June Employment Figures Released
 
06/20/2014      North Carolina’s May Employment Figures Released
 
05/16/2014      North Carolina’s April Employment Figures Released
 
04/08/2015      RALEIGH — Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 89 of North Carolina’s counties in February, increased in five, and remained unchanged in six.
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03/20/2015      North Carolina’s January County and Area Employment Figures Released
 
02/04/2015      North Carolina’s December County and Area Employment Figures Released
 
12/30/2014      North Carolina’s November County and Area Employment Figures Released
 
12/09/2014      North Carolina’s October County and Area Employment Figures Released
 
10/29/2014      North Carolina’s September County and Area Employment Figures Released
 
10/01/2014      North Carolina’s August County and Area Employment Figures Released
 
08/27/2014      North Carolina’s July County and Area Employment Figures Released
 
07/30/2014      North Carolina’s June County and Area Employment Figures Released
 
07/01/2014      North Carolina’s May County and Area Employment Figures Released
 
05/28/2014      North Carolina’s April County and Area Employment Figures Released
 
04/29/2014      North Carolina’s March County and Area Employment Figures Released