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Unemployment surges across Cape Fear

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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. Full story...
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NC unemployment up in June

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North Carolina's unemployment rate was 9.9 percent in June. That's up 0.2 points from May. Full story...
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NC watches jobless rate stubbornly above US mark

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North Carolina is about to find out whether June brought any improvement in the state's unemployment rate. Full story...
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Study: Young Black & Hispanic men likely to end up jobless, imprisoned or dead

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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. Full story...
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NC jobless rate holds steady at 9.7 percent

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North Carolina's unemployment rate remains at 9.7 percent for the third straight month, as the state shed more than 7,000 jobs. Full story...
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Obama heads to Durham lighting plant to talk jobs

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President Barack Obama is heading to North Carolina to talk jobs. Full story...
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Thousands line up for jobs in Winston-Salem

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Caterpillar Inc. says its first job fair for a new manufacturing plant in Winston-Salem was a huge success. Full story...
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Jobless benefits for 47,000 in NC start flowing

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Extended unemployment benefits for 47,000 jobless workers that have been caught in a political conflict are starting to flow again. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue signs Executive Order to restore federal unemployment benefits for 47,000

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Gov. Bev Perdue is bypassing state lawmakers and clearing the way for the extension of federal unemployment benefits to some 47,000 North Carolinians who were caught in a tug-of-war between the governor and legislators. Full story...
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Berger admits to collecting unemployment; Thompson says Berger owes community an explanation

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video New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger has been collecting unemployment benefits for months according to a employer wage audit notice sent to the New Hanover County Government Center. We attempted to catch up with Berger Thursday at an agenda-briefing meeting to get his side of the story. Full story...
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