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Fitzsimon File

Monday numbers

9.9—unemployment rate in North Carolina in June 2011 (“State Unemployment Rate at 9.9 Percent in June,” Employment Security Commission of North Carolina, July 22, 2011) 9.7—unemployment rate in North Carolina in May 2011 (Ibid) 12—number of months since ...
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Legislative Watch Policy Watch Investigates

Jobless pushed to the brink by benefits impasse

Fay Walton wrote out a suicide note last week, letting the thought of being worth more dead than alive step out from where it lurked in the back of her head. “If I just end it, maybe there’s ...
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Radio Interviews

Senator Josh Stein on extending jobless benefits and damaging cuts to education and other state services

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Policy Watch Investigates

One of the jobless seeks help from Berger

Danielle Gordon, 36, a New Hanover County resident and human resources professional, found herself out of work in 2009. She first wrote N.C. Policy Watch on May 10, when she said she had $49 left to her name ...
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Radio Interviews

Greg Georgaras discusses how the stalemate on unemployment benefits split his young family

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Legislative Watch Policy Watch Investigates

Unemployment benefits stalemate splits jobless family

Greg and Elizabeth Rain Georgaras, two of the 37,000 North Carolinians cut off from their employment benefits four weeks ago, can no longer afford to keep their two young children with them. It recently fell to family to ...
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Weekly Briefing

Simply shameful

The legislature’s cruel refusal to renew unemployment benefits is a new low point in government malfeasance This is the fourth week that thousands of North Carolina families are doing without unemployment benefits to which they are entitled. It’s ...
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Legislative Watch Policy Watch Investigates

As legislature drags feet, life’s troubles move forward for one of the 37,000 jobless

Chrissy Martin (who asked we not use her real name) used her cell phone this week to call up legislators in Raleigh and beg them to restore the unemployment benefits that she and thousands of others depend upon. ...
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