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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Unemployment rates dropped in February in all five of our counties. In fact, the rate went up in just one of North Carolina’s 100 counties, according to the Employment Security Commission.

Bladen County saw a drop of half a point, down to 12.0 percent.

Brunswick went from 12.2 to 11.9 percent.

Columbus was down to 12.7 percent from 13.1.

New Hanover has the lowest rate of the bunch, down to 9.4 from 9.7 percent.

And Pender saw the biggest drop down to 10.5 from 11.1 percent.

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2015 years 9 months ago

I am one of the 37,999 affected & I can’t tell you what a nightmare the government playing with unemployment & people’s lives has been. As someone who is still fortunately young and has education and multiple skill sets, I have been on unemployment for over a year and still cannot find a job. I cannot support myself & my children off of a part-time, $8/hr job. There are no jobs. This country is completely suffering but everyone just keeps pointing the finger & passing blame – it’s crazy & I never thought I would experience anything like this in this country or in my lifetime. shewritesit.com


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