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Unemployment

Unemployment down in southeastern NC

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Unemployment rates dropped in February in all five of our counties. In fact, the rate went up in just one of North Carolina's 100 counties. Full story...
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State ending Extended Benefits Program as unemploment slides

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The decline in the state's unemployment numbers may be good news for some, but for others it means a loss of benefits. Full story...
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NC unemployment down in February

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North Carolina has more people drawing a paycheck and fewer collecting unemployment benefits. Full story...
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Unemployment up in 99 of NC's 100 counties

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The unemployment rate in the Wilmington metro area jumped 0.7 percent from December to January. Overall unemployment increased in 99 of the state's 100 counties. Full story...
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State unemployment rate edges up

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North Carolina is seeing some welcome signs of job growth, but not enough to keep the state's unemployment rate from creeping upward. Full story...
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National unemployment down to 9 percent

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The unemployment rate is down sharply to 9 percent, the lowest level in nearly two years. Full story...
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December Unemployment down slightly in Wilmington metro

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Unemployment rates decreased in 66 of North Carolina’s 100 counties in December, according to statistics released today by the state’s Employment Security Commission. The rate increased in 27 counties and remained the same in seven. Full story...
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NC's Dec. jobless rate edged up to 9.8 percent

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North Carolina's unemployment rate is climbing as fewer people are working. Full story...
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NC's unemployment rate for Dec. to be released

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North Carolina plans to release its unemployment rate for December. Monday's data from the Employment Security Commission will show the impact holiday hiring may have had on the jobless rate. Full story...
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US unemployment falls to 9.4%; Wilmington metro unemployment at 9.9%

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The nation's unemployment rate dropped to 9.4 percent last month, its lowest level in 19 months. Full story...
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Rising rates discouraging for newly unemployed

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videoFor those coming in and out of the Employment Security Commission building in Wilmington, they say those new unemployment numbers are real as they try to keep their heads above water in this struggling economy. Full story...
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Wilmington-metro unemployment up in November

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The unemployment rate in Wilmington was at 9.9% in November, up from 9% a month before. Full story...
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Fewer people apply for unemployment benefits

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Slightly fewer people applied for unemployment benefits last week, the second drop in three weeks. That's a sign the job market is slowly healing. Full story...
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Coty workers face harsh reality

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video With the Coty cosmetics plant in Rocky Point closing its doors by summer, the company says its expanding another plant in North Carolina. It's a harsh reality for folks laid off from the Pender County plant, who are already looking for a new job. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: November state unemployment up .1% to 9.7%

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Seasonally adjusted total nonfarm industry employment, as gathered through the monthly establishment survey decreased to 3,887,700 in November. The largest over the month employment increase occurred in Education & Health Services (+4,800). The largest decrease was in Trade, Transportation & Utilities (-5,200) and Leisure & Hospitality (-5,200). Since November 2009, nonfarm employment has decreased by 6,100 jobs. Full story...
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