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Employment Security Commission

Employees cut at unemployment office

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videoLong lines, and larger than normal crowds are causing frustration at Wilmington’s unemployment office. Kenneth Brown has been having issues at Wilmington's unemployment office for some time. Full story...
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Head of NC unemployment agency quits

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The embattled head of North Carolina's unemployment insurance agency says she's resigning from her job. Full story...
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Despite better national numbers, local job market still tough

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video New data from the US Labor Department show signs of hope for the job market. The number of people applying for unemployment benefits nationally dropped to its lowest since 2008. But is the Cape Fear seeing a similar situation? Full story...
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Unemployment ticks down in NC

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North Carolina's unemployment rate dropped slightly from September and October, but it continues to be well above the national level. North Carolina's rate is 10.4 percent compared to 9.0 percent nationally. Full story...
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Unemployment down in Wilmington area in September, still higher than a year ago

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Unemployment dropped in 92 of North Carolina's counties in September, including all five of our counties, according to the Employment Security Commission. Full story...
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Unemployment climbs again in Wilmington area

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After a small drop in July, unemployment is up again in the Wilmington metro area. The region's unemployment rate climbed to 10.5 percent in August. That's up from 10.2 percent in July after a drop from 10.4 percent in June. The Employment Security Commission says 18,744 are unemployed in our area. Full story...
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NC sees jobless rate climbs again, to 10.4 percent

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North Carolina's unemployment rate jumped in August with fewer workers drawing a paycheck and nearly 12,000 more jobless. Full story...
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NC government losses push jobless rate to 10 percent

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North Carolina's unemployment rate topped 10 percent in July as layoffs by school districts and other government employers outweighed private sector gains. Full story...
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NC government jobs a focus in July's jobless rate

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Officials will have their eyes on whether North Carolina's unemployment rate keeps rising as government workers lose their jobs or private companies are adding help. Full story...
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Unemployment surges across Cape Fear

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As leaders in Raleigh finish up their legislative session and the folks in Washington wrangle about the debt ceiling, jobs seem to be disappearing in southeastern North Carolina. The newest numbers just released by the Employment Security Commission show the unemployment rate jumped in each of the five counties in our area from May to June. Full story...
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Wilmington area unemployment down slightly

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The unemployment rate in the Wilmington area dropped slightly last month. The rate was 9.5 percent in April, which kept pace with the state rate. Both were down two-tenths of a point from March. Full story...
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Unemployment dips across Cape Fear

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Unemployment dropped in 99 of North Carolina's 100 county's in March, including all five in our area, according to data from the Employment Security Commission. Full story...
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Unemployment down in southeastern NC

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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. Full story...
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State ending Extended Benefits Program as unemploment slides

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The decline in the state's unemployment numbers may be good news for some, but for others it means a loss of benefits. Full story...
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Job fair focuses on veterans

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A day after America took time to honor veterans, the Employment Security Commission held its third annual Employ a Vet Job Fair. Full story...
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