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Unemployment

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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NC unemployment down in February

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North Carolina has more people drawing a paycheck and fewer collecting unemployment benefits. Full story...
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Unemployment up in 99 of NC's 100 counties

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The unemployment rate in the Wilmington metro area jumped 0.7 percent from December to January. Overall unemployment increased in 99 of the state's 100 counties. Full story...
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State unemployment rate edges up

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North Carolina is seeing some welcome signs of job growth, but not enough to keep the state's unemployment rate from creeping upward. Full story...
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National unemployment down to 9 percent

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The unemployment rate is down sharply to 9 percent, the lowest level in nearly two years. Full story...
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December Unemployment down slightly in Wilmington metro

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Unemployment rates decreased in 66 of North Carolina’s 100 counties in December, according to statistics released today by the state’s Employment Security Commission. The rate increased in 27 counties and remained the same in seven. Full story...
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NC's Dec. jobless rate edged up to 9.8 percent

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North Carolina's unemployment rate is climbing as fewer people are working. Full story...
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NC's unemployment rate for Dec. to be released

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North Carolina plans to release its unemployment rate for December. Monday's data from the Employment Security Commission will show the impact holiday hiring may have had on the jobless rate. Full story...
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US unemployment falls to 9.4%; Wilmington metro unemployment at 9.9%

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The nation's unemployment rate dropped to 9.4 percent last month, its lowest level in 19 months. Full story...
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Rising rates discouraging for newly unemployed

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videoFor those coming in and out of the Employment Security Commission building in Wilmington, they say those new unemployment numbers are real as they try to keep their heads above water in this struggling economy. Full story...
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