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  • RALEIGH — The Division of Employment Security (DES) today is mailing out 2016 tax rate notices to over 200,000 employers in North Carolina. This tax notice mailing will include information alerting employers of a combined unemployment insurance tax savings of more than $550 million in 2015-2016. The savings are the result of the state paying off a $2.8 billion debt to the federal government and a provision in state law that allows for the removal of a 20% state reserve tax when a $1 billion surplus is reached. Read complete story
    Nov 20, 2015more Press Releases

News and Highlights
  • Attention Employers: Important information for annual experience rating for 2016 tax rates is now available.
    Click here for more information.

    Nov 2, 2015

  • Important Information for Unemployment Insurance Claimants. Stay eligible for unemployment benefits. Click here for additional information concerning your weekly certification.
    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 3 –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.