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07/01/2015      RALEIGH — Guidelines on how the Division of Employment Security applies state and federal laws were recently passed by the North Carolina Rules Review Commission. The North Carolina Rules Review Commission convened on June 16, 2015, for the formal review and consideration of permanent administrative rules of the Division of Employment Security (DES).
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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
 
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
 
STATE Rates      COUNTY Rates
07/21/2015      RALEIGH — The state’s seasonally adjusted June unemployment rate was 5.8 percent, increasing 0.1 of a percentage point from May’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 0.2 of a percentage point to 5.3 percent.
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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
 
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
 
07/29/2015      RALEIGH — Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in 95 of North Carolina’s counties in June, decreased in four counties, and remained unchanged in one county.
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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
 
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