Roy Cooper on Jobs
Grow out Unemployment Trust Fund to more than $2 billion
Our economy is recovering. But our unemployment rate is still 5.3%, still slightly above the national average. Meanwhile, our Unemployment Trust Fund has grown to more than $2 billion. That's good. But we must use this opportunity and these funds to
help for those who can't find work, while also taking a deeper look at those who are chronically unemployed.
The Governor and the legislature need to work together to get better-paying jobs for North Carolina.
Source: 2017 North Carolina State of the State address
, Mar 13, 2017
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