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Countdown to the Unemployment Cliff: North Carolina is Setting itself Apart

As we wrote yesterday [1], the implementation of HB4 – the radical restructuring of North Carolina’s unemployment insurance system – is just around the corner. Next Monday, on July 1st, North Carolina will set itself apart. Our state will have the dubious distinction of being the ONLY state in the nation to:

The temporary wage replacement for workers who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own helps workers and their families meet their basic needs and stabilizes the economy. North Carolina currently has the 5th highest unemployment rate in the country. Is making the most severe cuts to unemployment insurance really how we want to distinguish ourselves?