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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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McCrory issues 3rd veto as NC governor

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has quickly vetoed a bill with several small unemployment insurance changes because he didn't like how legislators altered the terms of a board he appoints to consider the appeals of benefits. Full story...
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April unemployment rate falls to 6.2 percent in NC

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videoMore people are in the job market in North Carolina and more are finding work as the state's unemployment rate dropped slightly last month. Full story...
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NC governor wants ID before jobless benefits

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Gov. Pat McCrory says the unemployed should be required to show photo identification in person to receive North Carolina jobless benefits. Division chief Dale Folwell says most young people already are required to show a photo ID to their employer when they start their job. Full story...
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NC report: More sought work in March, found jobs

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A new North Carolina jobs report says more people entered the job market in March than in most of the past year, and more people found work. Full story...
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North Carolina report expands on jobless rate drop, more work

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North Carolina officials are releasing a report offering more details on employment conditions in March, when nearly 20,000 jobs were added and the jobless rate fell to 6.3 percent. Full story...
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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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WALL STREET JOURNAL: North Carolina had more job losses than any other state

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The Tar Heel State shed a seasonally adjusted 11,300 jobs in February from the prior month as it continues to grapple with the decline of its traditional manufacturing, tobacco and textile industries, according to new Labor Department figures released Friday. Full story...
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NC January unemployment rate falls to 6.7 percent

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video North Carolina's unemployment rate is at 6.7 percent and falling. The state Commerce Department reported Monday that January's jobless rate fell from 6.9 percent in December and continues approaching the national average of 6.6 percent. Full story...
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First Med employees are the last to know about shut down

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videoAt least 50 people in Wilmington and over 2,000 company-wide lost their jobs this weekend. First Med, an EMS and transport company in Wilmington and several other locations, shut down Friday afternoon without notifying any employees. Full story...
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New ID requirement coming for jobless benefits

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North Carolina's unemployed soon will have to provide photo identification when they receive weekly jobless cash benefits. People will continue to be able file for benefits by telephone or online, but they'll have to present a photo ID at their local workforce development office within four weeks of filing, likely starting Feb. 1. Full story...
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Unemployment down in last year in Wilmington area

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videoThe unemployment rate for the Wilmington area stayed flat from September to October, but it's down for the last year. The Wilmington metro area's 7.7 percent rate for October is 1.4 points lower than a year earlier. Full story...
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NC jobless data shows 2 months of improvement

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videoNorth Carolina's unemployment rate is continuing a slow improvement, falling in September to 8.3 percent and dropping again to 8.0 percent in October. Full story...
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August unemployment rate in NC is 8.7 percent

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North Carolina's jobless rate is continuing its downward trend after a one-month increase. The state Commerce Department said Friday the August unemployment rate was 8.7 percent, compared with 8.9 percent the month before. The July rate was the first month-to-month increase since January. Full story...
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NC jobless rate slightly up to 8.9 percent in July

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North Carolina's unemployment rate has increased slightly for the first time since January. Full story...
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