Unemployment Coverage

Get the very latest information on North Carolina and U.S. unemployment applications, rates and other economic news. A record 445,000 North Carolinians have filed for unemployment in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, with many more expected to file. The U.S. unemployment rate hit 10 percent on April 9, 2020, with more job losses and filings expected. The rates could rise to levels not seen since the Great Depression, which began in 1929 and lasted until 1939.