North Dakota Unemployment Department

The department in this state that handles unemployment insurance is called Job Service North Dakota. 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 Dakota 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 ND 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. For unemployment insurance purposes the week begins on Sunday and ends on the following Saturday at midnight. You should file your claim the week in which you become unemployed. The effective date of your claim is the Sunday of the week it is filed. Claims cannot be backdated to an earlier week so it is important to file as soon as possible after becoming unemployed. At the time of filing you will need information including your Social Security Number. Name, address and telephone number of all employers for whom you worked in the last 18 months or since last registering. Wage you are willing to accept. Union Local name and number, DD214 member copy 4 (proof of military service and wages). SF8 and SF50 (proof of federal civilian service and wages)/ Your alien identification number (non-US citizen authorized to work in the US). 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 Dakota 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
  • Job Service North Dakota
    PO Box 5507
    Bismarck, ND 58506

  • Unemployment Claim Phone Number
  • To file for ND unemployment benefits over the phone, call 701-328-4995.

  • Unempoyment Claim Online
  • The easist way to file your claim is through their online system. To file for ND unemployment online, click here.