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170K long-term jobless in NC without unemployment benefits

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RALEIGH, N.C. -

Close to 170,000 people across the state are without some of their unemployment benefits.   

Back in February, NC state lawmakers passed a law changing how much and how long the unemployed can get benefits.

They'll only get payments for 19 weeks, instead of 26.

And that's only if the unemployment rate stays below 9%.

Another 100,000 could lose more benefits by the end of the year.

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