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Unemployment

NC jobless rate holds steady at 9.7 percent

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North Carolina's unemployment rate remains at 9.7 percent for the third straight month, as the state shed more than 7,000 jobs. Full story...
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Obama heads to Durham lighting plant to talk jobs

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President Barack Obama is heading to North Carolina to talk jobs. Full story...
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Thousands line up for jobs in Winston-Salem

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Caterpillar Inc. says its first job fair for a new manufacturing plant in Winston-Salem was a huge success. Full story...
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Jobless benefits for 47,000 in NC start flowing

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Extended unemployment benefits for 47,000 jobless workers that have been caught in a political conflict are starting to flow again. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue signs Executive Order to restore federal unemployment benefits for 47,000

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Gov. Bev Perdue is bypassing state lawmakers and clearing the way for the extension of federal unemployment benefits to some 47,000 North Carolinians who were caught in a tug-of-war between the governor and legislators. Full story...
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Berger admits to collecting unemployment; Thompson says Berger owes community an explanation

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video New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger has been collecting unemployment benefits for months according to a employer wage audit notice sent to the New Hanover County Government Center. We attempted to catch up with Berger Thursday at an agenda-briefing meeting to get his side of the story. Full story...
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Despite mystery job, Brian Berger received unemployment

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New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger has been drawing unemployment benefits from an unknown company in Washington, DC. Full story...
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Wilmington area unemployment down slightly

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The unemployment rate in the Wilmington area dropped slightly last month. The rate was 9.5 percent in April, which kept pace with the state rate. Both were down two-tenths of a point from March. Full story...
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Compromise on unemployment benefits could come next week

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The political standoff keeping 42,000 long-term jobless workers from their extended unemployment benefits may be loosening. Full story...
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NC jobless rate steady at 9.7 percent in April

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North Carolina's unemployment rate was unchanged in April at 9.7 percent as the state added nearly 3,000 jobs. Full story...
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NC unemployment rate coming out for April

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One of the most closely watched measures of North Carolina's economic health is trending in the right direction. Full story...
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Unemployment dips across Cape Fear

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Unemployment dropped in 99 of North Carolina's 100 county's in March, including all five in our area, according to data from the Employment Security Commission. Full story...
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McDonald's serves up hiring day

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McDonald's is doing its best to help keep those numbers dropping. McDonald's restaurants across the country are looking for new employees. Full story...
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NC gains jobs as unemployment rate inches lower

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North Carolina gained 13,900 nonfarm jobs in March while the state's unemployment decreased to 9.7 percent. This is the third consecutive month of nonfarm jobs increasing. Full story...
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NC leaders jockey in jobless benefits showdown

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Republican legislative leaders and Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue are weighing who'll get the blame if unemployment benefits for about 37,000 long-term jobless workers are cut off. Full story...
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