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Local unemployment numbers continue to rise

The news is not good on the unemployment front. The Wilmington area jobless rate rose in February nearly one point from January. The Wilmington metropolitan area sits at 10.8 percent, up from 9.9 percent. That number represents the average jobless rate in New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick counties. Here is the county breakdown: Bladen and Columbus counties are faring the worst, with unemployment rates exceeding 13 percent. Pender and Brunswick are not far behind. New Hanover County is up nearly a full point since last month, at 9.7 percent.

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That's OK, Everybody is to get a check!

How can this be? What, unemployment is still on the rise? I thought Obama was to fix this in his first week or two. Oh.... that's right, not everybody is going to have to have a job or work to get a check. OK, Where is mine???


Where exactly did you see that he would fix it all in a few weeks? He has almost 14 years of a republican congress to wade through and fix all of their screw-ups.