It’s unclear whether North Carolina’s unemployment insurance office will meet its goal on clearing a backlog of initial claims that grew as office workers became more deliberative about whether someone qualifies for benefits.
A Dillon woman has been sentenced to five years’ probation for Social Security fraud.
North Carolina state government announced it will resume issuing benefits to poor women and their children through a federally funded program.
The decision of North Carolina lawmakers to cut the amount and length of state unemployment benefits is taking effect, and that means about 170,000 long-term jobless are losing their last checks.
Applicants for North Carolina’s cash and worker-training welfare program would have to undergo a drug test to qualify for benefits and pay for it upfront under a bill approved Monday night by the Republican-led state Senate following debate on whether such a get-tough strategy goes too far.
A Senate subcommittee chairman wants to know why South Carolina’s unemployment agency awarded jobless benefits to people fired for misconduct, seemingly disregarding a law signed in June.