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Unemployment

Local unemployment numbers continue to increase

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videoThe national unemployment rate has hit a 14 year high at 6.5 percent. There are now 10 million unemployed people in the country. Full story...
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US Marine to close Navassa facility

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Some bad news in the local job market Thursday. 270 people will soon be out of work in Brunswick County. Full story...
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Georgia-Pacific plant laying off 400 employees

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videoThe Georgia-Pacific Lumber and Plywood Plant in Whiteville has announced it will be laying off 400 employees. The news is not good, and obviously has Whiteville residents concerned. Full story...
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Unemployment rate being felt in New Hanover County

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videoThe nation's unemployment rate reached a four year high in August to 6.1 percent, and the trend of job losses is being felt right here in New Hanover County. Agencies who help place those in jobs are feeling the crunch more than ever. Full story...
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New Hanover County unemployment numbers better than average

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The nation's unemployment rate reached a four year high in July. And while the unemployment rate in North Carolina hit 6.2 percent, New Hanover County comes in below the national average. Full story...
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Unemployment numbers are up

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videoThe latest state unemployment numbers are in, and they're up. Right now, North Carolina has a 5.4 percent unemployment rate, and while that's not terribly high, people in our area say it is becoming increasingly difficult to find work. Full story...
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