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North Carolina Unemployment

GOP Measure Makes Big Cuts

AP | EMERY P. DALESIO | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. -- With changes to its unemployment law taking effect this weekend, North Carolina not only is cutting benefits for those who file new c...

Arthur Delaney

Formerly Jobless State Rep Wrestled With Vote To Cut Jobless Pay

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics

Jason Saine received unemployment compensation for more than a year before he landed a part-time job as a state legislator in North Carolina. This mon...

GOP Governor Signs Harsh Measure

Reuters | Posted 04.21.2013 | Politics

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Feb 19 (Reuters) - North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory on Tuesday signed into law a measure that will cut benefits for jobless ...

Dave Jamieson

Labor Secretary Chides State For 'Grievous Blow' To Unemployment

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Labor Department has warned North Carolina legislators that their controversial plan to slash unemployment benefits will cost t...

'Harshest' Unemployment Cuts In The Country

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 02.11.2013 | Business

Later this week, North Carolina is expected to drastically reduce unemployment benefits for its residents, who face the fifth-highest unemployment rat...

Arthur Delaney

Unemployment Bill Would Cost State $600 Million In Federal Benefits

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

North Carolina lawmakers are considering a bill that would slash unemployment benefits and cause the state to lose roughly $600 million worth of exten...

Arthur Delaney

Better Off Than Four Years Ago, But Making Less Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Sonia Street makes less money than she used to, but she says she is better off today than four years ago thanks to lessons learned ...

Arthur Delaney

Did Comments On HuffPost Hasten GOP State Rep's Downfall?

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

A North Carolina state representative is resigning from office following an eight-count criminal indictment by a federal grand jury. His own comments ...

Arthur Delaney

A 99er Gets Hired In North Carolina

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.06.2011 | Business

Before landing a full-time job that started last week, Ali Braswell didn't think she could make September's rent. She'd started scoping out storage op...

Arthur Delaney

GOP Lawmaker Hires More Unemployed Workers To Clean Up His Yard

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics

A Republican politician in North Carolina has successfully recruited two unemployed workers to clean up his yard after the first jobless constituent h...

Arthur Delaney

Unemployed Get Their Money Back in N.C. And Tennessee

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics

Long-term unemployed people in North Carolina and Tennessee are getting their money back after local leaders reinstated a federal jobless aid program ...

Arthur Delaney

N.C. Gov Issues Executive Order To Restore Unemployment Benefits

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.03.2011 | Politics

North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue (D) issued an executive order Friday unilaterally reinstating unemployment insurance for 47,000 laid off North Carolini...

Arthur Delaney

Grim Prospects For Latest Effort To Restore Extended Jobless Benefits In N.C.

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics

Sonia Street does not want to be evicted from her apartment in Charlotte, N.C., but she says that's what will happen if Republicans in the North Carol...

Arthur Delaney

GOP Lawmaker Hires Jobless Constituent To Work In His Yard For $8 An Hour

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.27.2011 | Business

Kathryn Treadway of Goldsboro, N.C., lost her job doing medical transcription work for a hospital early last year. The 35-year-old hasn't had an incom...

Arthur Delaney

North Carolina Unemployment Standoff Drags Endlessly

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue (D) does not like the latest attempt by Republicans in the General Assembly to link unemployment benefits and budget cu...

Arthur Delaney

37,000 Jobless Lose Benefits In North Carolina Standoff

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A standoff between Republicans in the North Carolina General Assembly and Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue has halted unemployment insurance f...

Arthur Delaney

State Lawmakers Revisit Expired Unemployment Benefits

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.09.2011 | Politics

State lawmakers in Tennessee and North Carolina want a legislative do-over after their states became ineligible for 20 weeks of federally-funded unemp...

Unemployment Rose In 43 States In December

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates rose in 43 states last month, the government said Friday, painting a bleak picture of the job market and illustr...