She graduated from Wake Forest University with a BS in Business in 2000, and accepted a job that summer as a general assignment reporter at WWAY.

In 2016 he started The News & Observer’s fact-checking partnership, PolitiFact NC, and before that he reported on local governments around the Triangle. North Carolina’s job losses passed a symbolic point Thursday, with more than half a million people now filing for unemployment in the three weeks since businesses starting closing down due to coronavirus. Some state lawmakers in both parties have talked about wanting to dip into that surplus now to help people out, although details are few and far between.

He said even after he had his account reset, he had to get up early one morning before the DES office opened to file for benefits online. Roy Cooper (D) said Thursday he’s concerned about the state’s already-high COVID-19 numbers trending even higher as the holiday season begins, holding his first briefing on the pandemic since winning re-election this week.

Roy Cooper issued a wide-ranging executive order, the state’s unemployment system ranked last nationally. That includes many self-employed people like independent contractors, freelancers and those in the gig economy. That’s the reality for thousands of North Carolina families right now, who have been out of work for weeks because of the coronavirus, and are still waiting for for their unemployment applications to be approved.

And the 510,000 new jobless claims since mid-March don’t even reflect all the state’s job losses — just the number of people who have filed for unemployment. 322 Shipyard Blvd.Wilmington, NC 28412(910) 791-8070. But in North Carolina, a third of claims weren’t paid on time.

We will begin the claim with the week when they initially attempted to file," DES posted on its website this week.

“We are aware of issues people are having accessing their online accounts and long wait times to speak to someone at the Customer Call Center. On Thursday, Gov. The federal program provides $600 in weekly unemployment insurance benefits to eligible claimants, in addition to money provided by the state.

But did it swing any races? And for people who don’t qualify for state benefits, there could still be a chance of getting federal benefits. NC Unemployment FAQs "It's been six hours since I've been calling the unemployment office since they opened at 8:00 am. I just really want to get back to work like yesterday.. Any way can you tell me what I can expect from all of this… & if I’m eligible how long will it take to receive a payment..

Contact him at wdoran@newsobserver.com or (919) 836-2858. “All of those safe guards that we thought were in place, when we all first started staying home, we’re 3 weeks into it and nothing has happened.

“They need to speed up everything.”. Connect to local news for just $4.99 a month for 12 months.

So for people like us, going for three weeks without any kind of income coming in, it hurts.

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