Stories tagged: "unemployment benefits"


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Experts Warn of ‘Dramatic Increase’ in Suicides as Unemployment and Evictions Continue

And Republicans are still refusing to pass a bill to extend federal unemployment benefits and a federal moratorium on evictions.

Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., left, and Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., right, walk from a policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Editorial: NC’s Unemployed Will Lose $600 Weekly If Tillis and Burr Don’t Act on Federal Unemployment

An editorial says a weekly check of $600 for NC’s unemployed will disappear at July's end if the US Senate, including Burr and Tillis, don't take action.

A NC DREAMER says denying unemployment to undocumented people during the coronavirus only worsens the pandemic. (Image via Shutterstock)
From a NC DREAMER: Want to Lower Coronavirus Infections? Offer Unemployment Benefits to Undocumented People Too

Coronavirus doesn’t care about citizenship status. And denying unemployment to undocumented people only incentivizes people to work while sick.

Una DREAMER en NC asegura que negarle beneficios de desempleo a personas indocumentadas solamente empeora la situación durante una pandemia.
Esta DREAMER en NC Propone: ‘¿Queremos Menos COVID-19? Demos Beneficios de Desempleo Para Indocumentados’.

Si los funcionarios electos de NC realmente buscan aplanar la curva y reducir el número de casos de COVID, no puede haber excepciones sobre quién puede acceder a los beneficios de desempleo.

A NC senator says there is 'bipartisan consensus' behind the scenes, but General Assembly leadership isn't budging on the longtime progressive wishlist item. (Image via screenshot).
Schools, Voting, and Unemployment: What NC Democrats Want To Spend Millions in Coronavirus Relief On

NC Dems unveiled millions in proposed spending on COVID-19 relief, including expanded unemployment benefits, public school cash and boosted absentee voting.

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NC GOP Lawmakers Not Budging on Benefits as Unemployment Soars

At a time when more than 20,000 North Carolinians have been claiming unemployment every day, nearing half a million in total, the state has among the lowest benefits in the U.S.

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Self-Employed Workers Are Struggling to Get Unemployment Benefits

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, some in NC continue to report that they're struggling to access the state's unemployment benefits.