The State of Working North Carolina: Still Unemployed After All These Years - Long-Term Unemployment and the Importance of the Unemployment Insurance System
By Alexandra Forter Sirota
- Nearly half of North Carolina’s workers without jobs have been out of work for six months or more.
- Long‐term unemployment impacts workers lifetime earnings, families and the economy.
- Unemployment insurance payments provide a modest yet critical support to workers struggling to find jobs in a jobless recovery and supports consumer spending at local businesses.