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NC unemployment rate remains 9.4 percent

Posted July 20, 2012

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— North Carolina's unemployment rate remains stuck at 9.4 percent.

The state's jobless rate in June was the same as it was in May and April.

Employment did increase by 16,900 with 6,400 of those jobs coming in professional and business services, the North Carolina Department of Commerce's Labor and Economic Analysis Division said Friday.

The unemployment rate a year ago was 10.6 percent.

The jobless rate and the employment numbers were seasonally adjusted, taking into account such factors as weather and summer vacations for schools. 

According to the state, North Carolina has added some 85,000 jobs over the past year. The biggest gain in employment came in government at 13,000 followed by education and health services at 12,100 and trade, transportation and utilities at 9,400.

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  • WooHoo2You Jul 20, 2012

    WooHoo, show me where I blamed Obama.

    Thank you, I am aware that Golo is not a jobs site.

    Please give me the details of my job search, since you appear to know everything about it.-storchheim

    I do not know the details of your job search however you seem to spend an inordinate amount of time on golo for a person who claims to be actively seeking employment. Btw, are you seriously suggesting you don't blame all the world problems on Obama???

  • nowon_yuno Jul 20, 2012

    If radical politics shows up in your job interview, it is unlikely you would be considered for hiring.
    retroconsultant

    I have a friend who is a UNC grad and a pretty outspoken liberal who has been out for work for years and has gone on countless interviews in that time and has yet to land a job. I think your post is what is happeing in her interviews.

  • muggs Jul 20, 2012

    There are ways to make claims of various discriminations being practiced by employers,of all the age discrimination is by far the hardest to prove,many are critical of others who are on this site,older,unemployed,I would ask them to take a look around who their company is hiring and then post the age brackets,if being honest I would venture to say not many over 45 get the jobs.

  • muggs Jul 20, 2012

    This administartion has created jobs,with the overwhelming numbers of welfare and social system recipients we have added to those agencies people who now are secure in a career job, with benefits.

  • muggs Jul 20, 2012

    The government and all the folks that are on that payroll have very little interest in the world around them,each one of them fights to look as if they are indespensible,thus securing their own employment,yes I honestly believe that,if it were not the case there would be many whisstle blowers coming out and exsposing government waste,we all know it exist just are not quite sure exactly where and to what extent,for that we would need inside info,not going to happen.

  • geosol Jul 20, 2012

    Remember that "jobs, Jobs, JOBS!!!" lie that our little right wing REPUBLICAN friends used to get elected to a veto-proof majority in the NC legislature? Yeah, well neither do they. BUT - they did save us from gay marriage which was already illegal, tried to de-fund Planned Parenthood, declared that sea level rise calculations will have to exclude science, and gave their staff huge pay raises while claiming that "we're broke!!" and layed off hundreds of teachers. Yay REPUBLICANS!!!!!!! REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER AND VOTE AGAINST ALL REPUBLICANS IN EVERY RACE!!!!

  • storchheim Jul 20, 2012

    WooHoo, show me where I blamed Obama.

    Thank you, I am aware that Golo is not a jobs site.

    Please give me the details of my job search, since you appear to know everything about it.

  • ifcdirector Jul 20, 2012

    In other news, Bev Perdue and Dear Leader Obama remain in power.

  • aetius476 Jul 20, 2012

    "ps got my refund two days ago from the ACA (Obamacare) law that makes insurers use more of the premiums for claims instead of CEO salaries. Thank you Mr President!!!!!!" - ger

    I received a letter and color flyer from BCBSNC about how they were within the Obamacare guidelines. In other words that they would be refunding nothing. How is anyone to know if the figures they state are accurate?

    This Obamacare scam was set-up in conjunction with the insurance industry cartels. They are all in bed together. In exchange for political favors, the Obamacare scam is mandating millions of new customers into the clutches of these corporations.

    Pretty good deal when you can get the government to use the IRS to compel folks to buy your product! They must have paid a pretty penney for this favor...

  • WooHoo2You Jul 20, 2012

    ..."ps got my refund two days ago from the ACA (Obamacare) law that makes insurers use more of the premiums for claims instead of CEO salaries. Thank you Mr President!!!!..."

    Rather short sighted and selfish on your part...you are cashing what your children, grandchildren and beyound will be paying for...you SHOULD thank your children rather than Nomobama... because THEY will never have as good a life as YOU have had because of US debt....!!!!!-SmokeWagon

    That refund came from a PRIVATE insurance company NOT the government. I got my letter from BCBS yesterday.

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