Burgum signs order restoring work registration, search requirements for those seeking unemployment

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum today signed an executive order restoring the work registration and search requirements for individuals seeking unemployment benefits, effective July 26.


Systems change and holiday will affect Unemployment Insurance payments

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Due to the 4th of July holiday, benefit payments which would have been processed on Friday July 3rd, will not be processed until Monday July 6th.

Fraud Alert: Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Labor

Friday, June 12, 2020

This is a Fraud Alert from the Office of Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Labor.

Employers should be on the lookout for fraudulent Unemployment Insurance claims

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Unprecedented claim volumes are driving a dramatic increase in fraudulent unemployment claims across the country – North Dakota included.

Job Service North Dakota uses multiple types of fraud identification and prevention tools, but the most effective fraud prevention tool available is North Dakota’s employers. 

North Dakota’s Unemployment Rate 9.2% for April

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

BISMARCK, N.D. – Job Service North Dakota reported that labor statistics released today show North Dakota’s April not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 9.2 percent. The unemployment rate increased 6.5 percent between March and April. April 2019’s rate was 6.7 percent lower than the current rate.

Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) press release

Friday, May 15, 2020

Beginning Thursday, May 14, letters are being sent to applicants who have submitted claims for PEUC aid since April 4, when Job Service North Dakota began accepting PEUC applications. The letter can also be found by logging into UI ICE and checking the "Correspondence" tab.

Unemployment Insurance and COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Friday, May 15, 2020

FAQs updated as quickly as possible. 

Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) is now open for certifications

Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 02:30 pm

Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) is now accepting certifications from qualified applicants


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.