North Dakota


In North Dakota, filing for unemployment is easy and can be done online or by telephone. If you qualify, compensation can range from $43 to $431 per week for up to 26 weeks.

To qualify for unemployment benefits in the state of North Dakota you must:

  • Not be unemployed by any fault of your own. In affect, this means you cannot obtain unemployment if you were fired due to misconduct, or if you quit without probable cause.
  •  Be able to work
  • Be available to work should an employment opportunity arise
  •  Actively seek employment

Before filing for your unemployment insurance, you will need to have the following:

  • The name, address and phone number for all employers that you have worked for in the last 18 months or since you last filed.
  •  Social Security Number
  •   If you have served in the military within the last 18 months, you will need to have provide your DD214.  If you are registering by phone, you can fax it to 1 – 701 – 328 – 2728 or you can send it by mail to the following address: JSND CS/CLAIM CENTER, P,O. Box 5507, Bismarck, ND 58506-5507.
  •  An alien identification number if you are not a U.S. citizen, but are authorized to be employed
  •  You must let someone know if you need any special accommodations
  •  Provide information on your skills and occupation
  •  If you are a member of a union, you will need to provide the local name and number of your union hall.

In North Dakota, you can file for unemployment in one of two ways. You can either file online or by telephone. If applying online, you should do so using the UI ICE system. If filing over the telephone, you will want to call 1-701-328-4995 between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm Central Time.

Make sure you file as soon as you become unemployed, as you will not receive benefits for any week prior to the one in which you file.