North Carolina

Online North Carolina Unemployment Services

Filing for North Carolina unemployment is simple, though some people may not realize just how simple it is. In the past, claimants filed at their local unemployment office; however, the Internet has now made it possible to file for unemployment online.

How to File for Unemployment Online
Before starting your new online unemployment claim, be sure to have all of the necessary information to enter your claim. You will need the following to file for unemployment online:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Social security number
  • Contact phone number
  • Email address
  • Dates and pay rates for your last job(s)
  • Contact information for your last employer(s)
  • Alien registration number (for non-citizens of the United States)
  • All military service dates (if applicable)

The web site for filing North Carolina online unemployment claims is called the North Carolina Employment Security Commission (NCESC), and the web address is Once you've gathered the above information, simply visit the web address and select the "File a Claim" option under the "Individual Services" tab. The system will allow you to enter all necessary claim information, such as name, address, phone number and job history to file for unemployment services. It will also allow you to register with the NCESC, which will match you to potential jobs.

Other Filing Options
If you choose to file your claim over the phone, call 1-877-841-9617. The telephone unemployment service is available every day, including weekends. You will need to have the same information handy to file via phone as you would to file unemployment online.

Filing an in-person unemployment claim is the third filing option. The NCESC website contains addresses and phone numbers for all of the unemployment service offices located in North Carolina. You may call or visit your local office to speak to someone regarding your claim.

Other Unemployment Services
The NCESC also offers additional unemployment services. The website contains a tool called the NC JobConnector, which helps match jobseekers to employment opportunities based on experience. Jobseekers may also visit the site for links to job fair information, North Carolina government employment postings and internships.

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