NC unemployment rate edges up in December

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Submitted: Fri, 01/18/2013 - 3:53pm
Updated: Wed, 09/11/2013 - 1:00pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina’s unemployment rate increased slightly in December as the size of the labor force also increased.

The state Commerce Department said Friday the rate was 9.2 percent in December, compared with 9.1 percent in November. That’s down from 10.4 percent in December 2011.

Overall, North Carolina’s rate dropped in 2012. The state started the year with a 10.2 percent rate last January.

The labor force also grew by about 17,000 in December.

Meanwhile, weekly applications for unemployment benefits increased in North Carolina for the week ending Jan. 5, even as applications dropped sharply nationally to a five-year low.

Applications increased by nearly 14,000 because of layoffs in textiles, business services, construction, furniture and transportation equipment.

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  • Guestinupyourcraw says:

    Trying to play the devil’s advocate again? You really come across from all I read of you, a sheeple in conservative thinking…

  • Erlkoenig says:

    Tell the whole story, Vog. They are considering lowering our state income tax burden also. With a consumption based tax, people have more control over how much they give the government. But I am sure the “pro-choice” crowd won’t stand for this.

  • Vog46 says:

    Nor Berger have said anything about any level of non payers.
    The Fair Tax does include rebates – neither Tillis nor Beger are talking about that part of it.
    The FT also has exemptions for boats and other high end purchases – I’ve seen nothing from Tillis or Berger about this either.

    The problem with tax simplification is that once you give an exception, tax lawyers then expand on them – which is how our tax code became the mess it now is.

    My beef with the FT is exactly that – its got exceptions.


  • SurfCityTom says:

    will everyone pay? Or will the entitlement recipents be excused from paying their fair share?

  • B M says:

    How’s that HOPE AND CHANGE think working out for yaw, we ain’t seen nothing yet, I did notice that we have seen a tax increase on our paychecks, and our healthcare insurance has gone up this year, groceries seem to be higher, and gas prices are rising again, brunswick electric rates are up, and McIntyre hasn’t done one thing about illegal immigration taking our jobs away, which was one issue he commented on during this campaign, we’re off to a good start this year, 2016 can’t come to soon.

  • Vog46 says:

    Wait until the GOP legislature puts a 6% tax on your groceries.
    I wonder who the Dems will run against McCrory ?


  • Erlkoenig says:

    Don’t worry. Reichskanzler Obama still has his job.

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