Jobless Benefits http://wunc.org en North Carolina First State To Eliminate Federal Unemployment Benefits http://wunc.org/post/north-carolina-first-state-eliminate-federal-unemployment-benefits <p>The North Carolina General Assembly recently decided to implement cuts to unemployment benefits as well as the maximum number of weeks one can receive unemployment funds. But altering unemployment benefits before the end of 2013 means North Carolina has been disqualified from receiving federal unemployment funding. Tue, 02 Jul 2013 16:38:50 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 18236 at http://wunc.org North Carolina First State To Eliminate Federal Unemployment Benefits Thousands In North Carolina Brace For 'Unemployment Cliff' http://wunc.org/post/thousands-north-carolina-brace-unemployment-cliff <p>North Carolina’s “unemployment cliff” is fast approaching.&nbsp; That’s what civil rights, religious and other advocacy groups call June 30, the last day tens of thousands of people across the state are eligible for extended benefits from the federal government.&nbsp; There are last minute efforts underway to try to convince lawmakers to postpone the “cliff” until the end of the year.&nbsp; But, so far, those efforts have been ignored. Fri, 28 Jun 2013 11:47:08 +0000 Leoneda Inge 18028 at http://wunc.org Thousands In North Carolina Brace For 'Unemployment Cliff'