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Unemployment

NC Senate OKs unemployment bill; McCrory vetoed similar bill

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The Senate has completed work on changes to unemployment insurance rules sought by Gov. Pat McCrory's administration. But the plan also includes tinkering with a jobless claims appeals board that McCrory successfully blocked last year with a veto. Full story...
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Bank of America laying off 250 mortgage workers in Charlotte

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Bank of America is laying off 250 employees in its mortgage and technology units in Charlotte. Full story...
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NC unemployment rate falls to 5.5 percent in December

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North Carolina's unemployment rate dropped for the fourth straight month, falling to 5.5 percent in December. Full story...
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Lawmakers keep seeking jobless panel changes McCrory opposes

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The political fight between the North Carolina legislature and Gov. Pat McCrory over a state panel that considers final benefit appeals from the unemployed isn't going away even after McCrory vetoed a bill based on their differences. A legislative oversight committee recommended Wednesday that colleagues this year approve legislation staggering the terms of the three members of the Board of Review. That would mean one of McCrory's board appointees would have to step down this June. Full story...
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October jobless rate in NC drops to 6.3 percent

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video North Carolina's unemployment rate keeps falling. The state Commerce Department reported Friday that the jobless rate in October dropped to 6.3 percent, down from 6.7 percent in September. Full story...
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CFCC, 70 employers host veterans job fair

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video The transition from military to civilian life is hard enough, especially if a veteran has a difficult time finding a job. For that, Cape Fear Community College hosted a career and resource expo specifically aimed at our men and women who served the country. Full story...
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NC jobless rate dips to 6.7 percent in September

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videoNorth Carolina's unemployment rate is down slightly, but so is the number of people working. State officials said the state unemployment rate dipped to 6.7 percent in September, down one-tenth of a percentage point from August. Full story...
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NC checks August joblessness, US conditions better

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video A new snapshot of North Carolina's most-watched economic indicator is being revealed. The national unemployment rate dropped in August to 6.2 percent, but only because some of those out of work gave up looking. Full story...
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NC jobless rate inches up to 6.5 percent for July

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videoNorth Carolina's unemployment rate has inched higher for July as the number of people with jobs dipped from the previous month. Full story...
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NC unemployment rate remains flat at 6.4 percent

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North Carolina's unemployment rate remained flat for June, as the number of people with full-time jobs slipped slightly from the prior month. Full story...
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