North Carolina Unemployment Insurance

Information from and North Carolina Division of Employment Security

Program Description: Unemployment insurance benefits provide temporary financial assistance to workers unemployed through no fault of their own that meet North Carolina’s eligibility requirements.

General Program Requirements: In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must have worked in North Carolina during the past 12 to 18 months and have earned at least a minimum amount of wages as determined by our guidelines. You must also be able to work and available for work each week that you are collecting benefits.

Program Contact Information: In order to establish your unemployment insurance claim, please visit the North Carolina Division of Employment Security online work registration and unemployment insurance claim service:

For more information, please visit the North Carolina Division of Employment Security.