SIGN THE PETITION! Tell NCGA that cuts to unemployment insurance have hurt NC families and communities

After the changes enacted in 2013, North Carolina’s unemployment insurance is providing too little for too short a period to too few of North Carolina’s jobless workers.

  • TOO LITTLE: North Carolina ranks 46th in the nation in its average weekly benefit amount of $233 which monthly would leave a North Carolina family with one adult, one child more than $1,800 short in meeting their basic needs.
  • TOO SHORT: North Carolina ranks last for its average duration of unemployment insurance of just 11 weeks. It is the only state to allow a maximum of just 13 weeks for all jobless workers.
  • TOO FEW: North Carolina ranks last for the number of jobless workers who receive unemployment insurance. Just 11 percent of jobless North Carolinians receive unemployment insurance.

Tell the North Carolina General Assembly that they must rebalance the unemployment insurance system so that it supports families and communities with too few jobs to ensure that all can work.


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    Number Date Name Location
    1170 5 days ago Lisa Thurman Lincolnton, NC, NC
    1169 6 days ago Elizabeth Parham Davidson, NC
    1168 6 days ago Elizabeth Parham Davidson, NC
    1167 7 days ago Elizabeth Parham Davidson, NC
    1166 3 weeks ago dianne swanson lenoir, NC
    1165 5 months ago Ruth Miller Chapel Hill, NC
    1164 5 months ago Kyle Bracken Los Angeles, CA
    1163 5 months ago Kathryn Walker Greensboro, NC
    1162 6 months ago Eleanor Wertman Durham, NC
    1161 6 months ago Shawna Schnorr Ralegih, NC
    1160 6 months ago Margaret Toman Garner, NC
    1159 6 months ago Felicia Williams Raleigh, NC
    1158 6 months ago Lois Daurora Pittsboro, NC
    1157 7 months ago cynthia ames angier, NC
    1156 8 months ago Charles Keeling Raleigh, NC
    1155 10 months ago John Freeze Asheboro, NC
    1154 11 months ago David Nikkel Fayetteville, NC
    1153 12 months ago Lariza Garzón Raleigh , NC
    1152 12 months ago Cheri Swing Weaverville, NC
    1151 12 months ago jeanette little NC
    1150 1 year ago Ann Taft Chapel Hill, NC
    1149 1 year ago Shawn Baker Mooresville , NC
    1148 1 year ago June Linhart Raleigh, NC
    1147 1 year ago Betty_Ann Duggan Princeton, NJ
    1146 1 year ago Sonya Perry Fayetteville, NC
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