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Laid-off workers endure loss of $600 unemployment benefit

An unemployed makeup artist with two toddlers and a disabled husband needs help with food and rent.

North Carolina unemployment rate falls to 7.6% in June

North Carolina’s jobless rate fell dramatically in June as restaurants, hotels and retailers bounced back since Gov. Roy Cooper’s COVID-19 restrictions were eased.

United sending layoff notices to nearly half of US employees

United Airlines is sending layoff warnings to 36,000 employees, nearly half its U.S. staff.
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Unemployment rate fell to 11.1% in June, with 4.8 million jobs added

The nation's high unemployment rate dropped in June, falling to 11.1% from 13.3%, as more Americans went back to work. Some 4.8 million jobs were added, the U.S. Labor Department said Thursday.

Agency: North Carolina unemployment rate neared 13% in May

A state agency says North Carolina’s unemployment rate neared 13% in May.

Digital advertising company to expand in Elizabethtown

Anthem Displays LLC, a national manufacturer of digital billboards, will create 17 jobs in Bladen County, Gov. Roy Cooper announced Monday.

Judge throws out parts of NC workplace undercover law

A federal judge has thrown out portions of a North Carolina law designed to discourage undercover employees at farms and other workplaces from taking documents or footage.
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Unemployment in the US falls to 13.3%, confounding forecasters

Unemployment around the U.S. declined slightly in May, falling to 13.3% as the economy showed signs of recovering from the impact of nationwide shutdowns caused by the coronavirus.

Bill earmarks $300M more COVID-19 funds for N.C. government

North Carolina legislators want to make available another $300 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds to Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration to cover additional government expenses incurred due to the virus.

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