Slowing the Slide: Unemployment Insurance Payments Bolster Family Buying Power, Blunt Recession’s Local Impacts

Source: John Quinterno, NC Justice Center, April 2009

Since the start of the recession, North Carolinians have received $2.2 billion in unemployment insurance payments. These regular, emergency and extended benefits, in turn, have generated $3.7 billion in economic activity. Absent the payments, the state’s economic woes would be worse.

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