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Unemployment drops in Wilmington area
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 05/25/2012 - 9:43am.

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.

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NC unemployment rate continues slow decline
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 05/18/2012 - 10:35am.

North Carolina's unemployment rate has fallen to 9.4 percent, continuing a slow decline that began almost a year ago.

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NC lawmakers seek how to find unemployment fraud
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 04/18/2012 - 11:28am.

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.

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February unemployment numbers better across Cape Fear
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 04/05/2012 - 9:26am.

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.

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Latest numbers show surge in area unemployment
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 03/20/2012 - 9:29am.

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.

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Head of NC unemployment agency quits
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 03/16/2012 - 11:20am.

The embattled head of North Carolina's unemployment insurance agency says she's resigning from her job.

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NC jobless rate for January still above 10 percent
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 03/13/2012 - 9:50am.

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.

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National unemployment rate falls to 8.3 pct. after hiring surge
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 02/03/2012 - 8:37am.

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.

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Brunswick County residents struggle with sagging job numbers
Submitted by Katie Harden on Thu, 02/02/2012 - 5:46pm.

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.

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