Unemployment Insurance Division of the Employment Security Commission

There is an updated finding aid on the State Agency Records finding aids page:

Employment Security Commission, Unemployment Insurance Division, 1937-1957
Following the nation’s entry into World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt requested that states’ separate employment services be centralized into one federal agency responsive to the demands of national defense. Effective 1 January 1942, the records of the State Employment Service Division and various other personnel under the North Carolina Unemployment Compensation Commission (UCC) were transferred to the United States Employment Service under the Social Security Board. The following year, the General Assembly empowered the UCC to cooperate with other unemployment compensation agencies and to make reciprocal arrangements with agencies of the federal and other state governments. In 1947 the General Assembly changed the name of the State Employment Service Division to the Employment Security Commission (ESC) and vested it with all powers and duties previously granted to it as the Unemployment Compensation Commission. These materials include correspondence, financial reports, speeches, articles and other documents relating to the Unemployment Insurance Division of the Employment Security Commission. The correspondence concerns the merger of unemployment compensation funds for over forty railroads and the administration of the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944. Other miscellaneous records include status reports from various divisions, reports on group layoffs in North Carolina, delinquent employers, procedure for charging proportional benefits to former employers, and resources available through the Unemployment Compensation Commission in North Carolina. (3 Fibredex boxes)