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Unemployment Changes

Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 09:22 PM EDT

North Carolinians collecting unemployment benefits are about to see some big changes.  The state reforms reducing the duration and amount of benefits has made the state ineligible for continued federal benefits extensions.  That means anyone receiving extended federal benefits will lose them after June 30th.

Other changes will also kick in on that date including a reduction in maximum weekly benefits which drops from $535 to $350.  The duration will also be shortened from 26 weeks to between 12 and 20 depending on the unemployment rate.  The changes in amounts and duration will only affect people making unemployment claims after June 30th.  People receiving benefits before that date will not see a change in their duration or amount.

The Division of Employment Security says the changes are designed to help pay back North Carolina's 2-point-5  billion dollar debt to the federal government for unemployment insurance.  DES says it will continue to offer free job search tools and assistance through it's offices and the Joblink Career Centers.

By Frank Fraboni


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