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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
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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4 Comments on "Unemployment up in 99 of NC’s 100 counties"

2015 years 10 months ago

YOU aren’t supposed to ask questions like that!

2015 years 10 months ago

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.

2015 years 10 months ago

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!

2015 years 10 months ago

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


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