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
    1165 4 months ago Ruth Miller Chapel Hill, NC
    1164 4 months ago Kyle Bracken Los Angeles, CA
    1163 4 months ago Kathryn Walker Greensboro, NC
    1162 4 months ago Eleanor Wertman Durham, NC
    1161 4 months ago Shawna Schnorr Ralegih, NC
    1160 4 months ago Margaret Toman Garner, NC
    1159 4 months ago Felicia Williams Raleigh, NC
    1158 5 months ago Lois Daurora Pittsboro, NC
    1157 6 months ago cynthia ames angier, NC
    1156 7 months ago Charles Keeling Raleigh, NC
    1155 9 months ago John Freeze Asheboro, NC
    1154 10 months ago David Nikkel Fayetteville, NC
    1153 11 months ago Lariza Garzon Raleigh, NC
    1152 11 months ago Cheri Swing Weaverville, NC
    1151 11 months ago jeanette little NC
    1150 11 months ago Ann Taft Chapel Hill, NC
    1149 11 months ago Shawn Baker Mooresville , NC
    1148 11 months ago June Linhart RALEIGH, NC
    1147 11 months ago Betty_Ann Duggan Princeton, NJ
    1146 11 months ago Sonya Perry Fayetteville, NC
    1145 11 months ago alton cannon ayden, NC
    1144 11 months ago alton cannon ayden, NC
    1143 11 months ago Thomas Smyth Cary, NC
    1142 11 months ago T. Bradley Winston-Salem, NC
    1141 11 months ago Oscar Revilla San Sebastian de los Reyes, NC
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