Unemployment surges in Brunswick, Columbus, Bladen
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 02/01/2012 - 10:41am.

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.

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State unemployment falls one-tenth of a percent
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 01/24/2012 - 5:55pm.

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.

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Unemployment falls to three-year low as economy adds 200K jobs
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 01/06/2012 - 8:39am.

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.

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Unemployment remains political football in NC
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 01/04/2012 - 1:50pm.

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.

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Proposed bill would ban cheery SC greeting mandate
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 12/28/2011 - 12:15pm.

Two South Carolina legislators say state employees shouldn't have to answer the phone with Gov. Nikki Haley's mandated cheery greeting unless it's truly a great day in South Carolina.

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NC jobless rate dips to 10 percent in 6-month low
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 12/20/2011 - 10:45am.

North Carolina's unemployment rate has dipped to 10 percent, the lowest since June, as the private sector added roughly 4,600 jobs.

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Despite better national numbers, local job market still tough
Submitted by Ramon Herrera on Thu, 12/15/2011 - 3:17pm.

video New data from the US Labor Department show signs of hope for the job market. The number of people applying for unemployment benefits nationally dropped to its lowest since 2008. But is the Cape Fear seeing a similar situation?

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Unemployment rate falls to lowest since March 2009
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 12/02/2011 - 9:00am.

The unemployment rate fell last month to its lowest level in more than two and a half years, as employers stepped up hiring in response to the slowly improving economy.

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Unemployment ticks down in NC
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 11/22/2011 - 10:19am.

North Carolina's unemployment rate dropped slightly from September and October, but it continues to be well above the national level. North Carolina's rate is 10.4 percent compared to 9.0 percent nationally.

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NC prepares to announce October unemployment rate
Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Tue, 11/22/2011 - 8:09am.

State officials hope October is the month where North Carolina's unemployment rate reverses a trend.

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