North Dakota

North Dakota Unemployment Agency Contact Information

Everyone who has lost a job knows how hard it can be to navigate the maze of government offices to find the help they need. Fortunately for job-seekers, North Dakota has launched a website that offers convenient access to all of the state’s unemployment services.

Job Service North Dakota oversees the state’s department of unemployment, as well as other offices that assist jobless workers, businesses and veterans who have employment or training needs. The Job Service website at can connect you to all of those services and more.

Before filing an application, you will need to register there for a North Dakota Online Services account. The only time the internet option is not available is from 10 p.m. to midnight Central Time, when the system undergoes nightly maintenance

  • Job Service North Dakota has an automated calling system which also allows jobless residents to submit claims by telephone. The office of unemployment phone number for claims services is 701-328-4995. Again, the system is unavailable 10 p.m. to midnight Central Time due to routine maintenance.
  • Job Service has 16 local offices throughout the state. To find local unemployment office addresses, hours and phone numbers, visit:
  • If North Dakota Job Service declares you ineligible to receive unemployment benefits, you have a right to appeal that decision. To file the appeal online, go to the unemployment ICE link listed above. Employees can file a written appeal by FAX at 701-328-2728. Employers can dispute claims by sending a FAX to a different number: 701-328-1882. Appeals also can be forwarded by mail to: Appeals Section, P.O. Box 5507, Bismarck, North Dakota, 58506-5507. Written notices of appeal also may be dropped off at local Job Service offices.
  • If you need to contact the agency for unemployment by U.S. postal mail, you can write to: Job Service North Dakota, PO Box 5507, Bismarck, ND 58506-5507. The phone number for the unemployment agency’s central office in Bismarck is 701-328-2825.
  • To find a link to an unemployment agency email address, visit the “Contact Us” page online at: At that site, you can click on the issue that matches your concern and send an email to the appropriate office.

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