Monday numbers

Monday numbers

WB-0507-B28—percentage of laid off workers in the United States who receive unemployment benefits (“The Legacy of House Bill 4: North Carolina’s Unemployment Insurance Program Is No Longer Working Presentation,” National Employment Law Project and North Carolina Justice Center, April 7, 2016)

12—percentage of laid off workers in North Carolina who currently receive unemployment benefits (Ibid)

49—rank of North Carolina in the percentage of laid off workers who currently receive unemployment benefits (Ibid)

39—percentage of laid off workers in North Carolina who were receiving unemployment benefits in the second quarter of 2013(Changes in State Unemployment Insurance Hurting Workers and Communities, N.C. Budget & Tax Center, March 2016)

24—rank of North Carolina in 2013 among the 50 states in the percentage of laid off workers receiving unemployment benefits (Ibid)

235—amount in dollars of the weekly unemployment benefits received by laid off workers in North Carolina (“The Legacy of House Bill 4: North Carolina’s Unemployment Insurance Program Is No Longer Working Presentation,” National Employment Law Project and North Carolina Justice Center, April 7, 2016)

328—amount in dollars of the national average of the weekly unemployment benefits received by laid off workers (Ibid)

46—rank of North Carolina in 2015 in the average weekly unemployment benefit received by laid off workers (Ibid)

301—amount in dollars of the weekly unemployment benefits received by laid off workers in North Carolina in the second quarter of 2013 (Changes in State Unemployment Insurance Hurting Workers and Communities, N.C. Budget & Tax Center, March 2016)

25—rank of North Carolina in 2013 in the average weekly unemployment benefit received by laid off workers (Ibid)

5.0—national unemployment rate (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

5.5—unemployment rate in North Carolina in February (Ibid)

5.4—unemployment rate in Georgia in February (Ibid)

4.9—unemployment rate in Tennessee in February

4.2—unemployment rate in Arkansas in February (Ibid)

4.1— unemployment rate in Virginia in February (Ibid)

55—number of counties in North Carolina with a higher unemployment rate that the December state rate of 5.6 percent (Changes in State Unemployment Insurance Hurting Workers and Communities, N.C. Budget & Tax Center, March 2016)

14—number of counties in North Carolina with unemployment rate at least two percentage points higher than the state rate (Ibid)

50—number of North Carolina’s 100 counties that reported two or more jobless workers for every job opening in December of 2015 (Ibid)