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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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Head of NC unemployment agency quits

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The embattled head of North Carolina's unemployment insurance agency says she's resigning from her job. Full story...
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NC jobless rate for January still above 10 percent

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The latest report on North Carolina's unemployment rate paints a darker picture of the state's economy. The state Commerce Department reported Tuesday that the unemployment rate in January was 10.2 percent, much higher than the national average of 8.3 percent. Full story...
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National unemployment rate falls to 8.3 pct. after hiring surge

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The unemployment rate fell for the fifth straight month after a surge of January hiring, a promising shift in the nation's outlook for job growth. Full story...
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Brunswick County residents struggle with sagging job numbers

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The numbers for unemployment in North Carolina for December came out earlier this week. Brunswick County had the biggest jump in our area from November, so we decided to put a face to the statistics. Full story...
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Unemployment surges in Brunswick, Columbus, Bladen

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Unemployment was up in 93 of North Carolina's 100 counties during December, including four of five counties in our area, according to numbers released this morning by North Carolina Department of Commerce - Labor and Economic Analysis Division. Full story...
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State unemployment falls one-tenth of a percent

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Since December 2010, private sector jobs have increased by 29,400 (seasonally adjusted). Over-the-year, leisure & hospitality had the largest job gain with 11,800. Total nonfarm industry employment, as gathered through the monthly establishment survey decreased slightly by 4,400 but was up 19,600 over-the-year. Full story...
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