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Unemployment

NC unemployment rate coming out for April

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One of the most closely watched measures of North Carolina's economic health is trending in the right direction. Full story...
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Unemployment dips across Cape Fear

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Unemployment dropped in 99 of North Carolina's 100 county's in March, including all five in our area, according to data from the Employment Security Commission. Full story...
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McDonald's serves up hiring day

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McDonald's is doing its best to help keep those numbers dropping. McDonald's restaurants across the country are looking for new employees. Full story...
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NC gains jobs as unemployment rate inches lower

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North Carolina gained 13,900 nonfarm jobs in March while the state's unemployment decreased to 9.7 percent. This is the third consecutive month of nonfarm jobs increasing. Full story...
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NC leaders jockey in jobless benefits showdown

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Republican legislative leaders and Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue are weighing who'll get the blame if unemployment benefits for about 37,000 long-term jobless workers are cut off. Full story...
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Unemployment down in southeastern NC

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Unemployment rates dropped in February in all five of our counties. In fact, the rate went up in just one of North Carolina's 100 counties. Full story...
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State ending Extended Benefits Program as unemploment slides

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The decline in the state's unemployment numbers may be good news for some, but for others it means a loss of benefits. Full story...
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NC unemployment down in February

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North Carolina has more people drawing a paycheck and fewer collecting unemployment benefits. Full story...
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Unemployment up in 99 of NC's 100 counties

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The unemployment rate in the Wilmington metro area jumped 0.7 percent from December to January. Overall unemployment increased in 99 of the state's 100 counties. Full story...
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State unemployment rate edges up

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North Carolina is seeing some welcome signs of job growth, but not enough to keep the state's unemployment rate from creeping upward. Full story...
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