North Dakota

North Dakota Online Unemployment

In today's U.S. economy, there are families across the nation struggling to achieve financial stability. The unemployment rate is high in most U.S. states. Luckily, the government has federal agencies that offer financial assistance to people who become unemployed through due to reasons beyond their control. In North Dakota, unemployed workers should apply for unemployment online.

Unemployment Service Online

To receive unemployment in North Dakota, you must visit the Job Service North Dakota website at Click on the link titled "File a Claim." Before you begin the application for unemployment online, be sure to have the following information available:

  • Your social security number
  • Name of your local union hall (if applicable)
  • Names, addresses and contact phone numbers for all employers you worked for in the past 18 months
  • The beginning and ending dates of all employment for the past 18 months
  • The reason you left each place of employment for all jobs held in the past 18 months (ex. quit, laid-off, etc.)
  • Form DD214 (military only)
  • The specific wage you are willing to accept should you find employment
  • SF8 and SF50 (for federal civilian workers only)
  • Alien registration number (non-citizens only)

About Online Unemployment Filing

The online unemployment application is simple, and it can be completed in approximately 30 minutes. Most of the application questions are related to your personal contact information and job history. If you have any questions regarding unemployment service online, you should call (701) 328-4995 to speak to a claim center representative.

After you have completed and submitted your online unemployment application, it will be processed accordingly. If the department needs further information, they will call or send a written notification to you. For this reason, it is important to make the department aware of any changes in your contact information.

After your North Dakota unemployment application has been processed, you will receive a notice in regards to your eligibility. If you are eligible for unemployment benefits, the department will inform you of any additional steps you must take to receive your unemployment benefits each week.

Other Unemployment Services Online

In addition to filing for unemployment benefits online, the Job Service North Dakota website allows jobseekers to obtain other helpful information including but not limited to the following:

  • Job search assistance
  • Information on continuing education and training
  • Information for veteran jobseekers
  • Research regarding the job market

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