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Unemployment

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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Unemployment falls to three-year low as economy adds 200K jobs

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A burst of hiring in December pushed the unemployment rate to its lowest level in nearly three years, giving the economy a boost at the end of 2011. Full story...
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Unemployment remains political football in NC

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The head of North Carolina's unemployment benefits office found herself in an unusual spot before a General Assembly committee - subpoenaed by legislators to talk about money owed to the federal government and how jobless data is shared with the governor. Full story...
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