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North Carolina Unemployment Information

For unemployment benefits in North Carolina, you basically need to do the following:

  • Register with the unemployment agency
  • Look for work each week and apply to a minimum of two jobs per week on two separate days of the week
  • Document and submit a weekly record of your work search
  • Register on North Carolina Division of Workforce Solutions

Documentation requirements

Weekly records should include a list of your work search activities, including:
  • Contact with two separate employers on two separate days of the week
  • Company name and address
  • Person contacted
  • Telephone number of the employer
  • Type of work applied for
  • Explanation of results
If you certify by web or phone, you must maintain records at home. If you certify by mail, you must submit your records on the back of the form.

Disclaimer: This is our best attempt at summarizing the rules in North Carolina. For the official details, see North Carolina Division of Employment Security