Burgum: North Dakota will participate in Lost Wages Assistance program created by President Trump

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum today announced that North Dakota has applied to participate in the Lost Wages Assistance program created by President Donald Trump to ease the economic burden for those who have lost their employment because of the coronavirus pandemic.


We are reviewing the President's Executive Order

Monday, August 10, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Job Service North Dakota is currently assessing the Executive Orders issued on August 8 regarding a “Lost Wages Assistance Program.”

When we have additional information, we will update claimants on our website, social media platforms, and directly via claimant communications.

North Dakota Emergency Commission approves nearly $320M in third round of COVID-19 relief

Monday, August 3, 2020 at 04:00 pm

Package includes $59M for cities and counties, $97M for health programs, $100M to keep Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund solvent

Apprenticeship Notification: Bergstrom Electric

Thursday, July 30, 2020

This announcement is for the purpose of establishing a list of qualified apprenticeship applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or sex. Apprentices will be selected according to qualifications alone.

Job Service reminds claimants of upcoming changes to Unemployment Insurance program

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation is scheduled to end the week of July 25, 2020

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.