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 ndlmi.com.
Initial claims are defined as the measure the number of individuals seeking to receive unemployment benefits. Depending on entitlement and eligibility determinations, an initial claim may or may not lead to actual unemployment benefits, but it can be a leading economic indicator of the relative strength or weakness of the labor market.
North Dakotans seeking to file claims for unemployment insurance should do so online at jobsnd.com. The public is encouraged to read the ‘Unemployment for Individuals’ pages as well as the FAQs at jobsnd.com before they call. Additional information on filing a claim can be found at jobsnd.com/unemployment-individuals. Resources such as “How To” videos are located there.