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NC to drop federal jobless funds

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Close to 70,000 people across the state could lose their unemployment benefits this weekend.

Back in February, our state lawmakers passed a law changing how much and how long jobless workers can receive benefits. They'll only get benefits for 19 weeks instead of 26 weeks.

That's only if the unemployment rate stays below nine percent.

The cutoff takes place Sunday.

Democratic party leaders are working to postpone the cuts.

If no change is made, another 100,000 will lose benefits by the end of the year.

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