Find highly detailed statistics on the state’s labor market, including unemployment rates from all 100 counties, by month and year. Historical information back to 1976 is available for some data points.
Data extracted on: May 28, 2020 Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Note: More data series, including additional geographic areas, are available through the "Databases & Tables" tab at the top of this page. North Carolina includes the following metropolitan areas for which an Economy At A Glance table is available:. Asheville, NC; Burlington, NC ...
The Division of Employment Security is responsible for the administration of the unemployment insurance program in the state of North Carolina. This program is a federal-state partnership and is funded by federal and state unemployment taxes employers pay on employee wages. Benefits are paid to eligible workers who lose their job through no fault of their own and are able, available and ...
The unemployment insurance system pays temporary assistance to eligible individuals who are unemployed through no fault of their own. Not everyone who applies for unemployment benefits will qualify. Certain conditions must be met in order to meet initial eligibility requirements and to remain eligible to receive benefits.
The North Carolina Division of Employment Security is providing the following guidance to help people understand the impacts of the COVID-19 coronavirus on unemployment insurance benefits. We will continue to update our website as more information becomes available.
North Carolina Unemployment Rate is at 12.20%, compared to 4.30% last month and 4.10% last year. This is higher than the long term average of 5.81%.
Note: Rates shown are a percentage of the labor force. Data refer to place of residence. Estimates for the current month are subject to revision the following month.
Learn about unemployment tax for employers. Employers determined to be liable under the Employment Security Law (Chapter 96 of the North Carolina General Statutes) are required to prominently display the Certificate of Coverage and Notice to Workersposter in their workplace.
This statistic displays the unemployment rate in North Carolina from 1992 to 2019. In 2019, the unemployment rate in North Carolina was 3.9 percent.
North Carolina’s UI tax rates are determined under an experience rating system. Once an employer is eligible to receive a reduced tax rate, the tax rate is determined annually based on experience. Experience rating is affected by payroll, tax paid, timeliness of payments and unemployment insurance benefits charged against the employer’s ...