NC Unemployment Rate en How NC Job Growth Compares To Other States <p>The North Carolina Commerce Department announced Monday that the state's unemployment rate declined in March to 6.3 percent. A federal department also released data recently that show how North Carolina's job growth stacks up against other states.</p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:12:17 +0000 Michael Tomsic 49403 at How NC Job Growth Compares To Other States U.S. Senate Bill Singles Out N.C. Unemployed <p>Later today, the US Senate is expected to vote on extending long term unemployment benefits.&nbsp; If passed, the bill will move to the House of Representatives. And if it becomes law, it would affect North Carolina more than any other state.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Tom Bullock 48371 at U.S. Senate Bill Singles Out N.C. Unemployed 'A Disturbing Trend' In Latest N.C. Unemployment Report <p>North Carolina's unemployment rate declined slightly in February to 9.4 percent. But the report released Thursday shows that unemployment is no longer steadily declining year to year.</p><p>Back in February 2010, the unemployment rate peaked in the state at 11.3 percent.</p><p>Then North Carolina started slowly but steadily recovering from the recession. In February 2011, the rate was 10.3 percent. A year later, 9.5 percent. And you could see those kind of year-over-year improvements no matter what month you looked at - at least, until this year.</p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 13:25:09 +0000 Michael Tomsic 24205 at 'Disappointing' Unemployment Report For N.C. <p>North Carolina’s unemployment rate got worse in August, while South Carolina’s remained steady but well above the national average.</p><p>If you’re looking for bright spots in the North Carolina unemployment report, well, good luck.</p><p>"This is undoubtedly a disappointing jobs report," Allan Freyer said. He's an analyst with the N.C. Budget and Tax Center. "We see a weakening private sector and long-term decay in public sector employment as well."</p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 18:15:56 +0000 Michael Tomsic 6897 at 'Disappointing' Unemployment Report For N.C.