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Candidate Aiken Says People See Him Differently

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Congressional candidate Clay Aiken says voters in North Carolina are getting a different look at him from his “American Idol” background. Aiken told NBC’s “Today” show Tuesday that music has opened doors […]

05/20/2014

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North Carolina Unemployment Claims Stay Backed Up

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.

03/05/2014

President Barack Obama is keeping the heat on lawmakers to renew jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Obama Urges Congress To Renew Jobless Benefits: ‘Do The Right Thing’

President Barack Obama is keeping the heat on lawmakers to renew jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed.

01/15/2014

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1M Americans Lost Jobless Benefits Today

WESTMINSTER, Calif. (AP) — The end of unemployment checks for more than a million people on Saturday is driving out-of-work Americans to consider selling cars, moving and taking minimum wage work after already slashing household […]

12/28/2013

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SC Unemployment Drops To 7.1 Percent In November

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s unemployment rate dropped yet again last month, falling to 7.1 percent in November. The number released Friday by the Department of Employment and Workforce was the lowest South Carolina’s […]

12/20/2013

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Unemployment Program Now Running Under New NC Law

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Most disputed jobless benefit cases in North Carolina are heard by legal referees behind closed doors within a maze of hallways wide enough for gurneys — a reminder that the Division […]

09/29/2013

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NC Jobless Rate Falls To 8.8 Percent In May

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s unemployment rate dropped to 8.8 percent in May, marking the fourth straight month of improvement in the measure of economic health for workers. The state Commerce Department said Friday […]

CBS Charlotte–06/21/2013

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S.C. Unemployment Agency Closing 16 Offices, Plans To Fire 80 People

People who want in-person help with their unemployment benefits may have a longer drive starting Feb. 15.

02/04/2013

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NC To Release Unemployment Rate For December 2012

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina will release the unemployment rate for the last month of 2012, a year that saw the rate drop slightly as the economy continued an anemic improvement.

CBS Charlotte–01/18/2013

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Study: Heart Attack Risk Increases With Unemployment

With the nation’s unemployment rate continuing to hover close to 10 percent, new research shows that those people who’ve recently been let go from their jobs may face a significantly higher risk of suffering a heart attack.

11/23/2012

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