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02/23/2015      RALEIGH — The Division of Employment Security (DES) has added another option to collect money owed to the agency — online payments. Individuals who owe DES money due to an overpayment now have the option to pay online with a credit or debit card.
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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
 
04/02/2014      Higher Authority Appeals Aging Reduced to 33 Days
 
03/06/2014      Unemployment Program Provides Assistance and Verifies Identity and Work Search Records
 
STATE Rates      COUNTY Rates
01/27/2015      RALEIGH — The state’s seasonally adjusted December unemployment rate was 5.5 percent, decreasing 0.4 of a percentage point from November’s revised rate of 5.9 percent. After the monthly revision, November’s preliminary rate of 5.8 percent increased to 5.9 percent. The national rate is at 5.6 percent.
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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
 
04/21/2014      North Carolina’s March Employment Figures Released
 
03/28/2014      North Carolina’s February Employment Figures Released
 
03/17/2014      North Carolina’s January Employment Figures Released
 
02/04/2015      RALEIGH — Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 56 of North Carolina’s counties in December, increased in 28, and remained unchanged in 16.
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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
 
04/09/2014      North Carolina’s February County and Area Employment Figures Released
 
03/21/2014      North Carolina’s January County and Area Employment Figures Released