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Unemployment up in 99 of NC's 100 counties


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- The unemployment rate in the Wilmington metro area jumped 0.7 percent from December to January. Overall unemployment increased in 99 of the state's 100 counties.

The Employment Security Commission says the rate for the five-county area crossed back into double digits at 10.6 percent.

Here are the county-by-county numbers:

Unemployment Rate
New Hanover9.78.9+0.8


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Most really don't care.

Either way, good news or bad, people will find a way to believe or discount the report based on their political party preference.


Everytime you see the national unemployment news and they say it went down, I have to wonder does anyone keep records on just how many peoples benefits ran out. So it would be down in unemployment but up in out of work.

they dont care about people who cant find jobs!

A lot of people are still without jobs. What do they expect for them to do? They could care less! they don't care about the poor and low income families! Bills go on regardless. And if u can't find a job then u are S.O.L they stand to lose everything! Its a shame!


YOU aren't supposed to ask questions like that!