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Unemployment

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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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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