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
    1172 3 months ago Ruth Ballard hayesville, NC
    1171 10 months ago Patricia Montee CHARLOTTE, NC
    1170 10 months ago Lisa Thurman Lincolnton, NC, NC
    1169 10 months ago Elizabeth Parham Davidson, NC
    1168 10 months ago Elizabeth Parham Davidson, NC
    1167 10 months ago Elizabeth Parham Davidson, NC
    1166 11 months ago Dianne Swanson Lenoir, NC
    1165 1 year ago Kyle Bracken Los Angeles, CA
    1164 1 year ago Eleanor Wertman Durham, NC
    1163 1 year ago Shawna Schnorr Ralegih, NC
    1162 1 year ago Margaret Toman Garner, NC
    1161 1 year ago Lois Daurora Pittsboro, NC
    1160 1 year ago cynthia ames angier, NC
    1159 1 year ago Charles Keeling Raleigh, NC
    1158 1 year ago John Freeze Asheboro, NC
    1157 1 year ago David Nikkel Fayetteville, NC
    1156 1 year ago Lariza Garzon Raleigh, NC
    1155 1 year ago Carol Swing Weaverville, NC
    1154 1 year ago jeanette little Charlotte, NC
    1153 1 year ago Ann Taft Chapel Hill, NC
    1152 1 year ago Shawn Baker Mooresville , NC
    1151 1 year ago June Linhart Raleigh, NC
    1150 1 year ago Sonya Perry Fayetteville, NC
    1149 1 year ago alton cannon ayden, NC
    1148 1 year ago alton cannon ayden, NC
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