Tag: unemployment

NC Senate passes $1,500 bonus to get unemployed back into workforce

By David N. Bass Raleigh, NC – Unemployed people who get a job would receive a one-time bonus of $1,500 under legislation spearheaded by Republicans in the N.C. General Assembly. “We’ve got to get our folks back to work,” said…

North Carolina’s economic recovery is too slow

by John Hood Raleigh, NC – During the month of May, 38 states saw their unemployment rates drop as governments eased COVID-19 restrictions and allowed more businesses to open and individuals return to work. In North Carolina, Gov. Roy Cooper…

News summaries about the coronavirus pandemic

By Kevin Roche Here are some quick summaries of news articles and op-ed type columns, which bring a ray of reality into the discussion. These I generally select because if you want the hell scared out of you about how…