Jobless Benefits

The State of Things
12:38 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

North Carolina First State To Eliminate Federal Unemployment Benefits

Credit NC General Assembly

Frank Stasio & his guests discuss the elimination of unemployment benefits in NC.

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.

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Business & Economy
7:47 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Thousands In North Carolina Brace For 'Unemployment Cliff'

A man holding a poster at a 'Moral Monday" demonstration outside the NC Legislative Building in Raleigh.
Credit Leoneda Inge

Leoneda Inge reports on the so-called 'unemployment cliff,' when thousands of people in NC lose their extended unemployment benefits on June 30.

North Carolina’s “unemployment cliff” is fast approaching.  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.  There are last minute efforts underway to try to convince lawmakers to postpone the “cliff” until the end of the year.  But, so far, those efforts have been ignored.

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