Are Republicans Still Bragging About Making the NC Unemployment Compensation Program Worst in U.S.?

The U.S. Labor Department just released data indicating the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits climbed to a record-breaking 6.648 million for the week ending March 28. “The deterioration of the labor market in the last two weeks defies belief,” one expert wrote. The pace of job loss far exceeds the Great Recession. The market “is in historic free fall.”

In North Carolina, more than half a million people have filed for unemployment benefits since mid-March. Last week a national study concluded “NC has the second biggest increase in unemployment due to coronavirus.” Only Louisiana’s been hit harder. Still, our lawmakers have chosen not to convene early to

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