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NC unemployment rate remains flat at 6.4 percent

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RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- North Carolina's unemployment rate remained flat for June, as the number of people with full-time jobs slipped slightly from the prior month.

The state Commerce Department reported Friday that North Carolina's unemployment rate was 6.4 percent in June, which was the same rate reported for May. That was above the national average, which the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported at 6.1 percent.

North Carolina's jobless rate for June is 1.9 percentage points lower than for the same period a year ago.

The number of people with full-time jobs in June dropped by about 8,600 from May, to about 4,400,000. The number of people who were unemployed also decreased about 2,100 over the month, to nearly 300,000.

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Thanks, McCrory!

Keep touting the "Carolina Comeback", Governor. Meanwhile...facts show we are LOSING jobs:

http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/news/2014/07/18/nc-economy-sheds-tho...

And with the loss of 4000 jobs and small businesses when the film incentives expire, those numbers will be even higher.

What the GOP is doing to North Carolina is beyond shameful and borders on criminal.

VOTE, people, please! Turn our state around!

YOU are an Idiot !!!

If you read the rest of the article it said that the rate was 1.9% LOWER than a year ago. You sorry liberal government give away idiots are ruining the entire planet let alone this state. Your type will not accept facts and you do not care what the long term consequences are and as long as whatever special interest group you prescribe to lines your pocket you will scream bloody murder for the government to give them my hard earned money.
I have a suggestion for you why do not you pay for all this garbage you want out of your paycheck not mine.

Facts vs. fiction

Did you read the quoted article? Those are the FACTS, not the fiction the GOP is trying to brainwash the Tea Party knuckle-draggers into believing.

The only "garbage" people want are JOBS, and what has the NC GOP done to attract those instead of driving them out of our state?

Unemployment Rate

I work for the Dept of Commerce. The numbers as mislesding as stated by a previous comment. That rate was used to justify the lowering of weeks a person can collect unemployment. If the news media & the public really understood how unemployment rates are calculated since the changes that took place 1 Jul 2013 you would appaled. It is hurting the wrong people.

Unemployment Rate

Your article is misleading. The actual U.S. rate would be 11% not 6 if you include those who have quit looking for work. Also, the figure doesn't distinguish between full-time, part-time or reduced hours. The same comparison applies to North Carolina.

Unemployment

Actually, it is not misleading. If they have quit looking for work, they are not unemployed, they are bums.

They are not necessarily

They are not necessarily bums. When is the last time you had to look for a job? My husband has been looking for a job for a year now. He has put in for everything he is qualified for and physically able to do. Right now, he is working a part-time 9.00/hr job until he can find something better, but it gets frustrating when you can't even get an interview. I can understand how people can get aggravated and give up looking. That is even if they have quit. How would they even measure that? For all they know, the people are still looking, but simply unable to find work.