If you are looking to file unemployment as a direct result of COVID-19 (separated from employment, have had work hours reduced, or are prevented from working due to a medical condition caused by COVID-19 or due to communicable disease control measures), the fastest and most efficient way to file a new claim is to file online at des.nc.gov. If you don’t have access to a computer, you may file over the phone by calling 888-737-0259.
Learn more about Applying for Unemployment.
North Carolina Updates
County-Specific Resource Pages
Each county has specific resources for their citizens. The links below will take you to each county’s Health Department page.
Resources for Businesses
Resources for Individuals