North Carolina Unemployment Department
The department in this state that handles unemployment insurance is called North Carolina Commerce. If you have questions or issues about filing a new or weekly unemployment claim, they should be able to assist you. We provide the contact information for the North Carolina Unemployment Department below including the location, phone number and government website where you can find out how to file your claims, report fraud, find a job for employees and help businesses grow for employers. We also provide the information on how to file for NC unemployment online and file for unemployment over the phone.
If you lost your job at no fault of your own, then it is important to file your claim right away. You should file a claim for benefits if you have become unemployed, you are willing to register for work and actively seek employment, and you are able and available to work if any work is offered to you. If you are still employed, but are temporarily laid off due to a decrease in workload, your employer may file an attached claim on your behalf. Attached claims do not require that you register for work or actively seek work. If your employer refuses to file an attached claim on your behalf, you must file your own claim and meet all eligibility requirements. At the time of filing you will need information including your social security number, your mailing address, current phone number, names, addresses and dates of employment of all your past employers for the last 2 years and your alien registration card if you're not a US citizen and more. To see if you are eligible to receive these benefits and what additional information is needed when applying, find out how to file your North Carolina unemployment claim. As a reminder, unemployment insurance benefits are taxable. You must report any unemployment benefits you receive as part of your gross income on your taxes.
- Unemployment Department Location
North Carolina Commerce
301 N Wilmington St
Raleigh, NC 27601
- Unemployment Claim Phone Number
To file for NC unemployment benefits over the phone, call 888-737-0259.
- Unempoyment Claim Online
The easist way to file your claim is through their online system. To file for NC unemployment online, click here.