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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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Unemployment rate stays at a historic high, some local jobs open

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videoNew unemployment numbers offer a mixed bag of news. The unemployment rate fell in 17 states. Here in North Carolina it held steady. The national rate dropped a tenth of a point in July to 9.4 while our state rate remained at 11 percent. Full story...
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County employment numbers headed in the wrong direction

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videoThese are busy times for job hunters. No matter how you cut it, unemployment numbers are going in the wrong direction. Full story...
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NC unemployment rate hits new high

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North Carolina has hit a dubious record. Our unemployment rate hit 11.1 percent in May, hitting a new peak since the state started such measurements more than 30 years ago. Full story...
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Unemployment rates take a dip

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There is some good news on the employment front as April unemployment rates dropped in 83 counties across North Carolina. Every county in our area either saw a decrease in unemployment or remained unchanged. Full story...
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Unemployment rate remains the same

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The jobless rate in North Carolina is not getting any better, but it is not getting any worse, either. Unemployment has been relatively flat for the past few months, at 10.8 percent. Full story...
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Many applicants for few summer jobs

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videoThere may have been a time where finding good help was hard, but in this job market, there is no shortage of people looking for work. Full story...
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Fewer people out of work

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There is some good news on the unemployment front. The March numbers are out and unemployment rates decreased in every county in our viewing area. Full story...
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Higher and higher... jobless rate continues to rise

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videoMore than 492,000 people in our state are out of work. The state jobless rate has risen to 10.8 percent, up from 10.7 percent in February, which was already the highest rate in recorded history. Full story...
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