manufacturing and constuction http://wfae.org en Loss Of Construction, Manufacturing Jobs During Recession Keeps NC Unemployment High http://wfae.org/post/loss-construction-manufacturing-jobs-during-recession-keeps-nc-unemployment-high <p>Government figures released Friday showed North Carolina’s unemployment rate is 9.6 percent. That’s fifth-worst in the country. But the state is recovering, albeit slowly.</p><p>About 62,000 more North Carolinians held jobs in <a href="http://www.ncesc1.com/pmi/rates/PressReleases/State/NR_Sept_2012_StRate_M1.pdf">September </a>than a year ago. But even with that improvement, unemployment is still close to 10 percent, while nationally it’s under 8 percent.</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 01:11:46 +0000 Michael Tomsic 14282 at http://wfae.org Loss Of Construction, Manufacturing Jobs During Recession Keeps NC Unemployment High