North Carolina Unemployment Offices

In order to establish an unemployment insurance claim in North Carolina, an individual: must have worked and received wages during at least two calendar quarters of the current base period; and, the sum of those wages must be at least six times the state average weekly insured wage. Additionally, you must have earned wages in North Carolina, reside in North Carolina or a state bordering North Carolina, and be willing to report to an office of the Employment Security Commission in North Carolina.


System availability: Monday – Friday: 6:00 A.M. – 9:30 P.M.
Saturday: 6:00 A.M. – 12 A.M
Sunday: 12:00 P.M. – 11:30 P.M

Unemployment Insurance Contacts:
Central Office Location
P.O. Box 25903
Raleigh, NC 27611-6504
ESC Central Office Location:

Mailing Address:
700 Wade Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27605