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Unemployment

NC gets post-election look at monthly jobless rate

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The elections are over and North Carolina can see if the state's unemployment rate was improving in October. Full story...
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Local unemployment more than point higher than nation

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video The October national jobs report released today shows more than 170,000 jobs were added to the economy last month. So why is our local unemployment office as crowded as ever? Full story...
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NC jobless rate down after previous month's uptick

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video North Carolina's unemployment rate decreased a fraction in September to 9.6 percent, dipping back after a similar rise the previous month. Full story...
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US jobless rate falls to 7.8 pct., 44-month low

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The US unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent last month, dropping below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years. The rate fell because more people found work, a trend that could impact the presidential election. Full story...
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NC unemployment rate up slightly to 9.7 percent

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North Carolina's unemployment rate ticked up to 9.7 percent in August with nearly 6,000 more people reported as jobless. The state Commerce Department said Friday North Carolina's unemployment rate rose slightly for a second straight month. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: McCrory talks jobs in county with highest unemployment rate in North Carolina

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video As the Democratic Party collects in Charlotte, the GOP candidate for governor in North Carolina went to Scotland County this afternoon. The topic isn't who's running for the job of president, but where are the jobs in North Carolina? Full story...
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NC July unemployment rate going back up; Now at 9.6 percent

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North Carolina's unemployment rate increased slightly to 9.6 percent in July but still remains below the rate from the same time last year. Full story...
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Unemployment up in Wilmington area for June

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Unemployment rates rose in 84 of North Carolina's 100 counties in June, including all five in our area. Full story...
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NC unemployment steady for third straight month

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North Carolina's unemployment rate has held steady at 9.4 percent for the third straight month. Full story...
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Unemployment drops in Wilmington area

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Unemployment rates fell in 93 of North Carolina’s 100 counties in April, including all five in our area. As a whole, the Wilmington metro area say a 0.7-point drop from March to 9.2 percent in April. Full story...
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NC unemployment rate continues slow decline

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North Carolina's unemployment rate has fallen to 9.4 percent, continuing a slow decline that began almost a year ago. Full story...
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NC lawmakers seek how to find unemployment fraud

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A North Carolina legislative panel is looking for ways to crack down on fraudulent unemployment compensation payments, but the lawmakers are learning that it's tough to prove someone has been cheating the system. Full story...
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February unemployment numbers better across Cape Fear

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After a surge in unemployment across the region in January, new numbers released today show better a jobs picture for the Cape Fear in February. According to the Department of Commerce's Labor & Economic Analysis Division the unemployment rate in the Wilmington area was 10.7 percent in February. That's down from 11.3 percent in January and 11.2 percent in February 2011. Full story...
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Latest numbers show surge in area unemployment

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The latest unemployment numbers show a worsening jobs situation across the Cape Fear. All five of the counties in our area saw an increase in the unemployment rate between December and January. Full story...
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