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Unemployment Insurance: North Carolina

Unemployment Insurance requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Nancy Hatch Woodward, Nancy Hatch Woodward Communications


  • Most employers are subject to North Carolina's Employment Security Law. See Unemployment Insurance.
  • Claimants must meet certain requirements in order to be eligible for unemployment benefits. See Eligibility.
  • Certain forms of remuneration, such as severance pay, may affect unemployment benefits. See Disqualification.
  • Unemployment benefits may last for up to 20 weeks. See Benefits.
  • Employers must maintain certain records related to unemployment compensation. See Recordkeeping.
  • Employers must provide employees access to unemployment benefits information. See Notice Requirement.