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Parade of Horribles, Part 2: UI Benefit Reductions

Unemployment Insurance (UI) reform is on the table, and we are continuing to write about the proposed policies and the claims behind these policies under the heading “Parade of Horribles.” First up in the parade was a reduction in maximum benefits amounts. Following close behind is:

2. Reductions in the average weekly benefit amount

North Carolina’s current average weekly benefit amount of $296 is right in the middle of the pack compared to other states, with a state ranking of 23rd.  And the way benefit amounts are currently calculated is in line with the majority of other states. The proposal on the table changes the way workers’ benefit amounts are calculated in a way no other state has ever attempted.

Today’s News and Observer op-ed calls this proposal “a body blow to the unemployed.” Take action here.

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