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N.C. Unemployment Insurance Failures


Last updated 7/20/2020 at 12:59pm

I have been phone banking as a volunteer on Sam Edney’s campaign for the N.C. House. Generally, I ask the voter’s thoughts on what our Raleigh representatives should be working on for us.

One response was particularly disturbing: A voter who was out of work for four months due to COVID-19 had immediately filed a N.C. unemployment insurance (UI) claim when laid off. The person continued to look for work during that period, applying for more than 40 positions, and contacting NC-DES numerous times for status reports. Unable to even speak to a knowledgeable DES employee, the frustrated vot...

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