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Bev’s ESC chief joins ranks of NC’s unemployed

          The woman in charge of disbursing unemployment benefits to North Carolinians is, herself,  joining the ranks of the state’s unemployed: Lynn Holmes, the head of the state’s Division of Employment Security, is resigning effective April 15 to pursue new opportunities….

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North Carolina’s unemployment insurance mess

    The Tar Heel State’s unemployment rate exceeds the national average.  Ol’ Bev keeps extending unemployment benefits for the state’s long-term unemployed.  All of this is going on in the wake of payroll tax rate cuts and fewer people drawing paychecks and paying those…