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Shoving our friends and neighbors off the financial cliff

In case you missed it last Friday, Sabine Schoenbach had a great essay published in Raleigh’s News & Observer on the unemployment insurance debacle. Here’s an excerpt:

“Those going over the cliff are jobseekers, first and foremost, but the job market remains grim. Despite a small improvement in the state’s unemployment rate over the last three months, jobseekers are looking for work in a state with a record number of unemployed workers who have been out of work for a record length of time. There are 4 million unemployed workers chasing just 1.4 million jobs in the entire U.S. South.”

Read the entire piece by clicking here.

One Comment


  1. Doug

    July 2, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Too bad you guys are not asking the question why your beloved Kay Hagan did not respond to the request by our state legislators to get a waiver like a lot of other states. Do you think her reasoning was that it is better for NC…or because it helped her party? Hmmm….

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