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Unemployment Benefits

End to benefits approaching for long-term unemployed

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videoStores are beginning to bustle with folks out Christmas shopping, but for thousands of people receiving unemployment benefits in our area, the biggest worry will soon be just keeping a roof over their heads. Full story...
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NC legislators nearing unemployment debt proposal

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New Republican leaders at the Legislature vowed last year to rid North Carolina of its $2 billion-plus debt to the federal government for unemployment benefits and put the state system on firm financial footing. Full story...
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NC Chamber wants cuts in unemployment benefits

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North Carolina's main business booster group wants legislators to cut future unemployment benefits and issue taxpayer-backed bonds to close a debt to the federal government. Full story...
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Thousands of unemployment benefits recipients could be at risk for identity theft

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North Carolina's jobs service is warning about a mistake that could expose the nearly 8,000 employers and people claiming unemployment benefits to identity theft. Full story...
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NC House forming task force aimed at unemployment fraud

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The North Carolina House is forming a task force to see what it can do to discourage people from attempting to bilk the state unemployment insurance system of benefits. Full story...
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NC jobless take on Perdue jobless benefits veto

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North Carolina residents who just lost unemployment benefits are protesting a political faceoff that halted extended help for 37,000 jobless. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue to veto jobless benefits, cuts

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Gov. Bev Perdue is vetoing legislation that would keep unemployment benefits flowing for about 37,000 long-term jobless workers but also force her to accept a double-digit budget cut. Full story...
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Timing tight on NC showdown on jobless benefits

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A deadline is looming for about 37,000 jobless North Carolina workers within days of losing their unemployment checks as Republican legislative leaders and Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue fight over the cost of keeping the money flowing. Full story...
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