Welcome to the ESC
The mission of the Employment Security Commission is to promote and sustain the economic well being of North Carolinians in the world marketplace by providing high quality and accessible workforce-related services. The Commission provides employment services, unemployment insurance, and labor market information to the State`s workers employers, and the public. These services promote economic stability and growth, development of a skilled
workforce, and a world class economy for North Carolina.
May 21, 2010
North Carolina’s Unemployment Rate Drops For Second Straight Month
North Carolina’s unemployment rate decreased to 10.8 percent in April, according to statistics released today by the state’s Employment Security Commission. The rate had been 11.1 percent in March.
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Messages & Alerts
You may file online or:
To file a new initial claim 7 days a week call: 1-877-841-9617
To file a weekly certification, odd number SSNs on Monday & Wednesday through Saturday, even number SSNs on Tuesday through Saturday, call: 1-888-372-3453
As of April 1, 2009, if your weekly certification for benefits results in any amount due from ESC, you may receive an additional payment amount of $25.00 under the Federal Additional Compensation program.
ESC Local Office Special Hours
Local Office special hours are available here.