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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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Unemployment numbers continue to rise

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videoNew local unemployment numbers are in and they continue to rise. That means more people looking for unemployment benefits. For people who have never been unemployed, or been in the position to ask for money, getting help can be confusing. Full story...
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New way for unemployed to file for compensation

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North Carolina's Employment Security Commission is introducing a new way for the newly unemployed to file a compensation claim. Full story...
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Local unemployment numbers continue to increase

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videoThe national unemployment rate has hit a 14 year high at 6.5 percent. There are now 10 million unemployed people in the country. Full story...
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