Unemployment
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Unemployment down in Wilmington area in September, still higher than a year ago
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 10/28/2011 - 10:38am.

Unemployment dropped in 92 of North Carolina's counties in September, including all five of our counties, according to the Employment Security Commission.

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Unemployment climbs again in Wilmington area
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 09/23/2011 - 3:11pm.

After a small drop in July, unemployment is up again in the Wilmington metro area. The region's unemployment rate climbed to 10.5 percent in August. That's up from 10.2 percent in July after a drop from 10.4 percent in June. The Employment Security Commission says 18,744 are unemployed in our area.

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NC sees jobless rate climbs again, to 10.4 percent
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 09/16/2011 - 9:40am.

North Carolina's unemployment rate jumped in August with fewer workers drawing a paycheck and nearly 12,000 more jobless.

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NC government losses push jobless rate to 10 percent
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 08/19/2011 - 10:21am.

North Carolina's unemployment rate topped 10 percent in July as layoffs by school districts and other government employers outweighed private sector gains.

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NC government jobs a focus in July's jobless rate
Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Fri, 08/19/2011 - 6:32am.

Officials will have their eyes on whether North Carolina's unemployment rate keeps rising as government workers lose their jobs or private companies are adding help.

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Stocks mostly lower after a day of wild swings
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 08/05/2011 - 3:34pm.

Stocks are closing mostly lower after a day of whipsaw trading. The Dow Jones industrial average traded in a huge range of 400 points.

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Unemployment surges across Cape Fear
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 07/29/2011 - 9:09am.

As leaders in Raleigh finish up their legislative session and the folks in Washington wrangle about the debt ceiling, jobs seem to be disappearing in southeastern North Carolina. The newest numbers just released by the Employment Security Commission show the unemployment rate jumped in each of the five counties in our area from May to June.

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NC unemployment up in June
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 07/22/2011 - 9:25am.

North Carolina's unemployment rate was 9.9 percent in June. That's up 0.2 points from May.

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NC watches jobless rate stubbornly above US mark
Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Fri, 07/22/2011 - 6:17am.

North Carolina is about to find out whether June brought any improvement in the state's unemployment rate.

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Study: Young Black & Hispanic men likely to end up jobless, imprisoned or dead
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 06/27/2011 - 2:16pm.

Fifty-one percent of Hispanic male high school graduates ages 15-24 and 45 percent of African-American males in that category will end up unemployed, incarcerated or dead, according to a study issued this week by the College Board’s Advocacy & Policy Center.

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