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Unemployment

Local woman finds humor in unemployment

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video When you lose your job, it's normal to have feelings of fear, anger, and even depression. One local woman who has been laid off since May has chosen to look at the bright side. Full story...
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Metro Wilmington unemployment down slightly

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Unemloyment rates in the Wilmington metro area fell slightly in October, from 9.1 to 9.0%. Full story...
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NC's Oct. jobless rate flat, matches US average

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North Carolina's unemployment rate isn't moving much even as thousands of people have dropped off payrolls and out of the job hunt. Full story...
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NC unemployment rate falls to 9.6 percent

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For the first time since March 2008, the state unemployment rate isn't higher than the national jobless rate. Full story...
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Perdue instructs ESC to waive overpayments, halt deductions

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Gov. Bev Perdue today, after further consultation with her legal team and federal officials, instructed the Employment Security Commission to take the following steps regarding overpayments for the period between January 1 and May 16, 2010... Full story...
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Thousands may owe NC for unemployment overpayments

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A North Carolina agency says thousands of long-term unemployed people could soon owe the state money because the agency mistakenly overpaid them. Full story...
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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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