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Latest Press Release
  • Disaster Unemployment Assistance Filing Deadline Ending for Remaining Eligible Counties in North Carolina 

    RALEIGH — Filing for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is about to expire in 10 counties. The deadline for filing an initial DUA claim is 30 days from the date DES announced DUA availability in each county.

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    Nov 28, 2016more Press Releases

News and Highlights
  • Important Information for Claimants Affected by Hurricane Matthew Individuals whose employment was lost or disrupted due to the disaster and received regular Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits or Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) MUST stop filing for benefits if they have returned to work.  Unemployment Benefits are paid only when you are out of work.  If you return to work and do not report your wages earned for each week, you will have to repay those benefits to Employment Security.
    Nov 14, 2016

  • Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) - Basics and Approved Counties

    For more information on DUA, who's eligible and how to apply, click here.

    For a listing of Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) approved counties and additional information, please click here.

    Nov 4, 2016

  • Hurricane Matthew - Temporary Employment Program
    If your employment was impacted due to Hurricane Matthew, you may be eligible for a temporary employment program. Please contact your nearest NCWorks Career Center for more details. You can find a listing of local career centers at www.ncworks.gov

    Nov 4, 2016

  • Important Information for Employers Beginning with claims filed on or after January 3, 2016, benefits paid during a calendar quarter will be charged to the employer’s account at the end of that quarter regardless of when the claimant’s benefit year ends. With the move to quarterly charging, DES will no longer provide a quarterly List of Potential Charges. Click here for more information.
    Apr 22, 2016

  • Filing Your Weekly Certification Stay eligible for unemployment benefits. Click here for additional information concerning your weekly certification.
    The fastest and most efficient way to file your weekly certification is to file online. If you have difficulty with this application, you may file over the phone by calling 1-888-372-3453. Call Monday & Wednesday through Saturday if your social security number ends in an odd number. If your social security number ends in an even number, you may call Tuesday through Saturday.

    Jun 29, 2016

  • Important information for unemployment insurance claimants. For claims filed on or after January 3, 2016, claimants are required to make five work search contacts during the week. You are also required to maintain documentation of that search. Click here for more information.
    Dec 31, 2015