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.
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