North Carolina Unemployment Benefits Calculator

The latest figures for North Carolina show an unemployment rate of 6.5%.

Calculate your estimated benefit by answering a few questions below.
State in which you earned wages
Approximate wages earned from Apr. 1, 2019 - Jun. 30, 2019  
Approximate wages earned from Jul. 1, 2019 - Sep. 30, 2019  
Approximate wages earned from Oct. 1, 2019 - Dec. 31, 2019  
Approximate wages earned from Jan. 1, 2020 - Mar. 31, 2020  
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North Carolina unemployment insurance benefits are available if you meet these criteria.  The numbers are subject to change, and though does our best to maintain current data, we do not guarantee its accuracy.  Please check with the Employment Security Commission of North Carolina for the latest facts and figures.

Administering organization:  The Employment Security Commission of North Carolina (ESC)

Partially or totally unemployed through no fault of yours or have your hours of work significantly reduced
Have been working in a covered employment
You must be available for full-time work
You must be able to perform full-time work
You must actively look for full-time work
Register for work with ESC
File a claim for each calendar week of benefits they request

1- You must have wages in two of the base period quarters
2-the sum of those wages must be at least six times the state average weekly insured wage
Who can apply:  Out of work and part time workers

How long can you claim benefits: 13-26 weeks

Weekly benefit amount:  $42-$494 (reference:

Determined by: Highest quarter period