How Do I File A Claim For Unemployment?

You may file a claim for unemployment insurance benefits at the nearest Employment Security Commission local office. For a complete listing of local offices, refer to the Employment Security Commission Offices Directory or use the online Locator. Additionally, ESC now provides most claimants the ability to apply online. If you have earned wages in North Carolina and live in North Carolina or a border state, then you can file for benefits and register for work in as little as 20 minutes online.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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