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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
COUNTY JAN. 2011 DEC. 2010 CHANGE
Bladen 12.5 12.0 +0.5
Brunswick 12.2 11.5 +0.7
Columbus 13.1 12.1 +0.9
New Hanover 9.7 8.9 +0.8
Pender 11.2 10.8 +0.4

 

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