Unemployment Insurance and COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Monday, April 6, 2020

FAQs updated as quickly as possible. 

JSND is now accepting Pandemic-related unemployment claim types

Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 04:00 pm

Job Service North Dakota has successfully implemented programming to accept two new Pandemic-related claim types provided by the recently passed federal CARES Act. Click to read more.

Burgum waives waiting period for unemployment benefits, extends business closures by two weeks

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 06:00 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum today signed an executive order waiving the mandatory one-week waiting period for unemployment benefits as claims continue to increase in North Dakota during the COVID-19 pandemic.


UI interactive dashboard is live

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Job Service North Dakota’s Labor Information Market (LMI) Center has launched an interactive dashboard to display information about initial unemployment claims.

You will find it with the LMI center’s other dashboards at

We remain ready to assist you

Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 07:48 pm

Effective Friday, March 20, 2020, all Job Service North Dakota Workforce Center locations will be closed temporarily to limit public contact and access to our facilities. While we encourage you to use our online services at, we also remain ready to assist you over the phone with your workforce and unemployment needs:

Help stop the spread

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

We're here to help online and via phone.

Job Service North Dakota postpones upcoming job fair events

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Large-scale job fair events scheduled in March and some in April are being postponed until a later date due to recommendations to limit the spread of COVID-19. Specific event information is below. For more information on all hiring events, visit our website at .

Dealing with COVID-19

Friday, March 13, 2020

Resources for dealing with the novel coronavirus in the workplace.


Benefit Payments Delayed due to President's Day Holiday

Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 11:00 pm

Job Service offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 17, and benefit payments will be a day late due to the President's Day holiday.