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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Edwards says poll validates need to end emergency jobless benefits

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Nearly 2 million Americans have turned down jobs because the unemployment benefits are too lucrative — a poll finding  Republican leaders cite as they push a bill to curtail emergency pandemic benefits.   Read Story »

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NC Senate votes to drop $300/week federal jobless benefit

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The North Carolina Senate voted Wednesday to end the $300 weekly unemployment benefit supplement provided by the federal government.   Read Story »

Tags: joblessness | coronavirus unemployment | jobs

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Here's the letter county wrote seeking authority to reopen business

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Reflecting their constituents' anxiety about "extraordinarily gloomy employment futures" and "real fear over the likelihood of a slow and painful economic 'recovery' from which they will not personally recover," Henderson County commissioners asked Gov. Roy Cooper for the flexibility to begin reopening the local economy.   Read Story »

Tags: coronavirus economy | coronavirus government | coronavirus unemployment

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Tsunami of jobless claims overwhelms N.C.'s already slow system

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Ashley Arthur, a Raleigh resident and former software company employee, was laid off in January — before the coronavirus pandemic buried the N.C. Division of Employment Security in new claims from laid-off workers.   Read Story »

Tags: coronavirus economy | coronavirus unemployment