Thousands of North Carolina residents have been notified that their extended unemployment benefits will expire by the end of the week.
Leoneda Inge: Notices were sent out to 17-thousand unemployed workers, informing them of the bad news. The extended jobless benefits from the state kicked-in four years ago, during the recession. But because of the steady drop in North Carolina’s unemployment rate, the extended benefits, or E-B trigger has stopped. Larry Parker is a spokesman for the Commerce Department’s Division of Employment Security.