Bill to raise unemployment requirements passes NC House

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A bill that would require unemployed North Carolinians to make five job contacts a week to retain their unemployment benefits has passed the House of Representatives.

The bill would raise the requires from twice a week.

Unemployed North Carolinians would be required to maintain a record of their work search that would include employers they contacted and the dates.

The bill would take effect Jan. 1.

It passed the House on third reading by an 83-27 vote.

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