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How North Carolina Transformed Itself into The Worst State to Be Unemployed

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….“The states that are doing the worst at this have historically done a bad job of it.” Among the worst, historically and at present, is North Carolina. At the end of 2019 — when the economy was humming, and pandemics were the stuff of horror fiction — fewer than 1 in 10 jobless people in North Carolina received unemployment benefits. That is the lowest rate in the country and well below the average of 26%.... Read more