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Jobless claims fall to 751,000, but new infections a threat

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to 751,000, the lowest since March but a figure that remains historically high and indicates the viral pandemic is still forcing many employers to cut jobs.

North Carolina unemployment rate rises to 7.3% in September

North Carolina’s unemployment rate rose in September, as the number of additional jobs filled didn’t keep pace with people returning to the workforce as pandemic restrictions were lifted further.

NCWorks to host drive-thru job fair in Wilmington this week

Looking for work? There will be a drive-thru job fair in Wilmington this week.

Lowe’s to hand out another round of bonuses worth $100M

Lowe's Cos. says it is handing out another round of bonuses to recognize its front-line employees in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pandemic leads to 2.49 million unemployment claims in North Carolina

The number of people in North Carolina who’ve applied for unemployment benefits since the coronavirus pandemic began is at 1.31 million.

NCWorks part of Multi-State Virtual Job Fair Tuesday

Job seekers who prefer to work from home have a chance to talk with recruiters and hiring companies virtually Tuesday during the Multi-State Virtual Job Fair.

Initial unemployment claims slightly drop in North Carolina

North Carolina’s initial unemployment-insurance benefit claims showed a slight downward trend last week.

Dozens hunt for jobs without leaving their cars in Wilmington

Folks looking for a work were able to job hunt on Monday without getting out of their cars.

NC unemployment rate falls to nearly half of lockdown’s peak

North Carolina’s unemployment rate dropped markedly in August, falling to nearly half the record rate during the spring at the height of restrictions issued during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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PM Johnson says England to go under new lockdown as UK virus cases pass 1 million

The U.K. reported more than 21,900 new confirmed cases on Saturday, bringing the country's total since the start of the pandemic to over 1 million.

Early voting period ends

Polls are open until 3 p.m. this Halloween. After that, potential voters will have to wait until Election Day.

Oh boy! Pregnant woman stands in 3-hour line to vote on her due date

While there was much grumbling about the lengthy three-hour wait, most of the soon-to-be voters cheerily held a sense of camaraderie.

Hunter Biden’s laptop, text messages, and emails become major campaign issue

Biden was sailing along until Trump and other conservatives turned his son into campaign fodder.