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Unemployment

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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Columbus County job fair hopes to help lower unemployment rate

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videoThe job market in our area is tight, especially in Columbus County, with the highest unemployment rate in our region. A career fair held on Tuesday aimed to help. Full story...
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Unemployment numbers hit all time highs

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There is some bleak economic news for North Carolina. Unemployment numbers in February reached their highest point since these stats have been kept beginning in 1976. Full story...
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Cartrette Technology Center to provide expert training

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videoColumbus County has the highest unemployment rate in our five county area at nearly 14 percent. In hopes of offering focused training for its students to help them land a job, Southeastern Community College has a new building on campus, dedicated to technology studies. Full story...
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NC unemployment rates top 10 percent, NHC slightly below that

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videoState unemployment rates are at a 25 year high, and unfortunately, most of our area has a jobless rate higher than the state average. Full story...
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New Hanover County to announce layoffs Tuesday

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videoThe axe will fall Tuesday for more than two dozen New Hanover County employees. The layoffs are part of the county's effort to make up the 2008-2009-budget deficit. Full story...
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Light at the end of the tunnel

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videoWith an unemployment rate of 9.7% in January, North Carolina rose to the sixth highest unemployment rate in the country. With tourist season right around the corner and support from the economic stimulus package on it's way, however, more jobs could be around the corner. Full story...
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New Hanover County puts off layoffs

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New Hanover County employees will have to wait another week to find out if they'll keep their jobs. Full story...
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State borrows more money to pay unemployment

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So many North Carolina residents are unemployed that the state has borrowed $13 million from the federal government to pay their benefits this week. Full story...
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Corning cuts took place in Wilmington on Wednesday

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videoCorning said it would reduce its global workforce by 3,500 employees. Sources told WWAY, some of those layoffs happened here in Wilmington on Wednesday. Full story...
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Unemployment numbers troubling, especially outside New Hanover County

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videoThe November unemployment numbers are out, and they're up for all 100 North Carolina counties. The state unemployment rate for November is 7.8%, up a full point from October. However, all of our surrounding counties are even higher than that, except for New Hanover County. Full story...
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Unemployed in NC may have to wait for their checks

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videoThe website of the State Employment Security Commission was apparently overwhelmed this weekend and crashed. Full story...
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On-line personal information could cost you a job

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videoPeople spend a lot of time perfecting their resume, but the truth is, the World Wide Web is becoming your new resume, and if you're not careful, it could keep you from securing that job. Full story...
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Job market tough, but there are still opportunities available

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videoDespite 26 year high unemployment numbers, there is some good job news. According to experts, you can find a job in almost any industry that's a 'necessity.' Full story...
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