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RALEIGH, NC (AP) — The latest report on North Carolina’s unemployment rate paints a darker picture of the state’s economy.

The state Commerce Department reported Tuesday that the unemployment rate in January was 10.2 percent, much higher than the national average of 8.3 percent.

The announcement is the first release of North Carolina jobless data in nearly two months. There was no report last month as calculations that went into last year’s figures were re-examined.

The result is that earlier estimates of North Carolina’s unemployment rate dropping below 10 percent in December are being revised.

The new estimates are that the state’s unemployment rate was 10.4 percent in November and December before falling to 10.2 percent in January. The state unemployment rate in January 2011 was 10.5 percent.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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4 Comments on "NC jobless rate for January still above 10 percent"

Guest 10111
2015 years 8 months ago

Feel free to make your negative comments.

Mike T
2015 years 8 months ago

A few weeks back when we were discussing the loss of the tire Co. and Cat plus the lack of port facilities, I had some drone from Southport suggest that if our citizens need work they need to move to SC or Ga. With this attitude and people like Senator Phil Berger blocking Economic Development, NC will suffer even more. Keep voting Republican. The have and have mores are doing just great!!

2015 years 8 months ago

Neither Cat nor Continental went elsewhere because of politics. They went there because of better infrastructure.

Better get back to the issue of people using deadly force in self-defense, because you know even less about business and economic decisions.

2015 years 8 months ago

Mikey, you should know that Commonsense is really Ilario Pantano. I have this from a very good source inside WWAY. That is why he thinks he knows everything.


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