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  • 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. Read complete story
    Sep 30, 2015more Press Releases

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  • Important..The Division of Employment Security will be changing their debit card provider. For more information
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    Jun 15, 2015

  • Important Information for Unemployment Insurance Claimants . You must file a weekly certification for each week you wish to claim unemployment insurance benefits. In order to process your weekly certification, it must be completed within fourteen (14) days from the week ending date that you are attempting to claim. For Unemployment Insurance purposes, the week begins on Sunday and ends on Saturday. This means that you must file a weekly certification for benefits within 14 days of the Saturday of the week you wish to claim. If you fail to file a weekly certification within fourteen (14) days from the week ending date, you must reopen your claim and serve a waiting period week (non-payable week). Click here for additional information.
    Jul 21, 2015

  • New Employer Alerts and Bulletins
    Employers who are registered with the Division of Employment Security can now receive important and informative Alerts and Bulletins from the Division via email. Emails will include bulletins and alerts about changes in the law, DES processes, notices of employer mailings, tax information, and other notifications important to employers. Click here to log in to the employer home page and sign up.

    Dec 22, 2014

  • Do you have an overpayment?
    If you have an unemployment insurance overpayment, you can now pay on-line by logging into your account. Click here to access your individual home page

    Dec 31, 2014

  • Important Changes for Unemployment Insurance Claimants
    Please be aware that according to state and federal law, you must register for work. To register for work, go to NCWorks Online and create an account. Click on the ‘Not Registered?’ link and then select ‘Individual’ under Option 2 –Create a User Account. The website will then guide you through the steps to complete your account setup. If you’ve previously registered and it has been more than 90 days since you have logged in to the website, you must visit NCWorks Online and verify your information in order to reactivate your account. If you fail to register for work at www.NCWorks.gov by setting up an NCWorks Online account or maintain an active account, your benefits may be delayed or denied. Click here for more information.

    Oct 24, 2014

  • Important information concerning repayment of claims reversed on appeal can be found here.
    Jul 7, 2014

  • Are you properly searching for work to remain eligible for unemployment benefits? Click here for more information.
    Jul 7, 2014

Governor Pat McCrory announces that DES has paid off the unemployment debt as DES Assistant Secretary Dale Folwell and Commerce Secretary John Skvarla look on.