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Unemployment

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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NC unemployment rate for June remains unchanged

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North Carolina's unemployment rate remained unchanged in June, staying at 8.8 percent. But state Department of Commerce figures show that employers in North Carolina dropped nearly 11,000 jobs from May to June. Full story...
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Area unemployment rates rise from April to May

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videoCounty unemployment rates for May have been released, and every county in our area saw rates increase from April. Full story...
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NC becomes 1st state to drop federal jobless funds

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North Carolina is cutting unemployment benefits for new claims beginning Sunday, a move that also makes it the first state disqualified from a federal unemployment compensation program for the long-term jobless. Full story...
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NC jobless rate falls to 8.8 percent in May

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North Carolina's unemployment rate dropped to 8.8 percent in May, marking the fourth straight month of improvement in the measure of economic health for workers. Full story...
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DAK Americas closing Navassa plant

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video Six-hundred people will soon be out of work after a Brunswick County factory closes its doors. Full story...
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DAK Americas workers react to plant closure

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videoHours before the company's president and CEO made the official announcement that DAK Americas will close its Navassa plant in September, DAK workers learned of the closing. Full story...
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NC unemployment rate edges up in January

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videoNorth Carolina's unemployment rate edged up in January as the state continues to grapple with job losses. Full story...
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McCrory signs unemployment bill into law

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Gov. Pat McCrory has signed into law changes to North Carolina's unemployment insurance system that supporters say will put the plan on firmer footing. Full story...
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McCrory talks up priorities in NC State of State

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videoRepublican Gov. Pat McCrory says his new administration will focus on the economy, education and the efficiency of state government services. Full story...
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Unemployed challenge state leaders to live off $350 a week

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videoSome political activists want some state leaders to put their money where their mouth is. At a rally in Wilmington today the group said the governor and other Republican leaders should try to live on the amount they want the state to pay the unemployed. Full story...
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NC House taking up unemployment insurance fix

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An unemployment insurance package that would eliminate North Carolina's $2.6 billion debt to the federal government by cutting jobless benefits and raising business taxes remains on the fast track at the General Assembly. Full story...
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NC unemployment debt fix backed by House panel

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An unemployment insurance system overhaul for North Carolina has cleared its first hurdle early in the General Assembly as a House committee agreed to changes that would include cutting jobless benefits and raising employee taxes. Full story...
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NC unemployment issue galvanizes business group

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A business coalition says fixing North Carolina's indebted unemployment insurance system will bring more certainty to companies and encourage job growth. Full story...
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NC House speaker talks about 2013 session

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The leader of the North Carolina House says focusing on government efficiencies and fixing the state's indebted unemployment insurance system will free up money so businesses can create jobs and vulnerable citizens are cared for. Full story...
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