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How to File For Unemployment Benefits in Raleigh-Durham

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If you are a Raleigh-Durham resident who has lost your job, you may be eligible for unemployment benefits. In order to get your benefits, you're going to have to file a claim with the Employment Security Commission of North Carolina's Individual Services Division.

There are three ways to file your claim:

You can file online, a process which takes about 20 minutes. When filing for benefits online, you will also have to register for work, so that potential employers can find your resume in a search of the Employment Security Commission's database.

You can also file for initial unemployment benefits over the phone by calling 1-877-841-9617. This toll-free number is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Finally, you can file for unemployment benefits in person at an Employment Security Commission of North Carolina office that's near you.

Here's a list of Triangle-area Employment Security Commission of North Carolina offices where you can file for unemployment benefits.

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