Fifth-Worst unemployment rate

Local News
9:11 pm
Sun October 21, 2012

Loss Of Construction, Manufacturing Jobs During Recession Keeps NC Unemployment High


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.

About 62,000 more North Carolinians held jobs in September than a year ago. But even with that improvement, unemployment is still close to 10 percent, while nationally it’s under 8 percent.

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