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Unemployment

July unemployment down in Wilmington metro

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Unemployment rates decreased in 86 of North Carolina’s 100 counties in July, according to statistics released today by the state’s Employment Security Commission. Full story...
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NC unemployment falls for fourth straight month

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North Carolina’s unemployment rate decreased to 10 percent in June, according to statistics released today by the state’s Employment Security Commission. The rate was 10.4 percent in May. Full story...
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Unemployment down in NC for 3rd straight month

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The signs for jobless North Carolina residents are improving as the May unemployment rate fell for the third straight month, this time to 10.3 percent. Full story...
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Unemployment drops in 99 of NC's 100 counties

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videoThe unemployment rate in the Wilmington metro area dropped to 9.7 percent from 10.6 percent in March. Full story...
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Finding a job

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video The economy had the biggest number of jobs created in more than three years last month. But those at the unemployment office in our area say finding a job is still a struggle. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Kenya gets a job

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With the state unemployment rate more than 11 percent, last week we decided to follow one woman through her job hunting process. Today that woman found a job. Full story...
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North Carolina’s unemployment rate up to 11.2% in February

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North Carolina’s unemployment rate increased to 11.2 percent in February, according to statistics released today by the state’s Employment Security Commission. The rate increased from 11.1 percent in January. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Wilmington unemployment rate now at 11.6%

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Unemployment rates increased in 99 of North Carolina’s 100 counties in January, according to statistics released today by the state’s Employment Security Commission. Full story...
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Unemployment rises again in Wilmington area

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The unemployment rate is up again in our five-county metropolitan area. It moved form 10.2 percent in November to 10.6 percent in December according to the Employment Security Commission. Full story...
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Old criminal record haunts job seeker

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video It was a mistake he made when he was 18, hanging with the wrong crowd, and it's haunted him ever since. Full story...
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Area unemployment up again

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The Employment Security Commission today said more than 18,000 people in the Wilmington metro area were out of work in November. Full story...
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Whiteville Army recruitment office short-staffed

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The Army recruitment office in Whiteville usually has three recruiters. But for the last two or three months, transfers and accidents have left just one recruiter to sign people up for service, and that's making it difficult for people to be all they can be. Full story...
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Unemployment numbers rise in most NC counties

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New county unemployment rates released Tuesday are up across the region. New Hanover was up a tenth of a point from September to October and remains the only county with less than ten percent unemployment. Full story...
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Local workers thankful to have a job

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videoThanksgiving is a holiday for family time. That's why it's especially important to say thanks to the people who went into work. Full story...
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Jobs are still hard to find

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videoFor many people the extension of unemployment benefits is a ray of hope, but with the payments still two to three months away, some worry they won't make it. Full story...
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