North Dakota Unemployment

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North Dakota Unemployment Insurance  

The following sections cover the rules, regulations, and your responsibilities to be eligible to collect unemployment insurance benefits under North Dakota unemployment compensation law. Job Service North Dakota is the governing office over workforce services throughout the state.

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Unemployment insurance is not form of welfare assistance; it is an insurance program intended to provide you with a temporary income while seeking reemployment, should you become unemployed by no fault of your own. Benefits claimed are considered taxable income, and it is your responsibility to report any benefit monies you collect on your Federal Income Tax Return.

When you apply for unemployment insurance in the state of North Dakota, you have the option to have 10 percent withheld from your benefit payments to be applied toward your Federal Income Tax. You will receive a 1099-G form from Job Service North Dakota by the end of late January to show the amount of benefits you collected the previous year.

Workers do not contribute to the unemployment insurance tax program. It is funded entirely through tax contributions from your employers. No funds are deducted from your wages in order for you to be eligible to file a claim for unemployment insurance with Job Service North Dakota.

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