The North Carolina unemployment login page online at NCESC1.com is for DES-NC individual services to file a claim for benefits with Employment Security.
Filing a claim through the website is a more efficient way to apply for UI insurance or inquire about existing claims that are already open in the system.
Start at https://www.ncesc1.com/individual/login.asp with your North Carolina unemployment login User ID and PIN. If it has been over 90 days since you last logged in, you will need reactivate your account.
If you have a problem with your login or password not working on the DES system, call for support at the customer center phone number of 1-888-737-0259.
Additional resources are found on the bottom of the page for help resetting a lost password and how to file a UI benefits claim in North Carolina.
System availability runs Monday to Friday, 2:00 AM to 12:00 AM, Saturday from 6:00 AM to 12:00 AM, and Sunday from 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM. Your sign in will not work outside of these hours.
The NC Department of Commerce Division of Employment Security’s requires a web browser running at 40 bit SSL encryption or higher. Supported browsers include Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Apple Safari.
Applicants for unemployment may file for benefits over the phone. The phone number to file by phone is different than the customer center. To file by phone call 1-877-841-9617.
Weekly certification and submitting a claim file have been designed to walk you through all necessary steps to complete setup of your account and file online.
Registration for a North Carolina unemployment login will be required before your account is activated to process claims or certification of benefits every week.