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Triangle unemployment back above 8 percent

Posted July 27, 2012

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— The unemployment rate in the Raleigh-Durham-Cary area rose from 7.8 percent in May to 8.2 percent in June, the state Division of Employment Security reported Friday.

State officials said unemployment rose in 84 of North Carolina's 100 counties in June, when the statewide rate was 9.4 percent.

“Over-the-year numbers are showing a positive trend compared to the June numbers,” Dale Carroll, deputy secretary of the state Department of Commerce, said in a statement. “Since June of last year, rates are down in nearly all of North Carolina’s 100 counties. Job announcements continue to be made across our state, and we remain focused on getting people back to work.”

The number of people employed increased by 12,294 in June, to 4,237,552, while those unemployed rose 22,088, to 463,123. The figures aren't seasonally adjusted.

Orange County, which traditionally has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the state, saw the largest jump in the Triangle in June, going from 6.2 percent to 7.1 percent. Wake County's rate rose from 7.6 to 7.8 percent, while Durham County went from 7.7 to 8.2 percent.

Cumberland County's unemployment rate went back into double digits, from 9.9 percent in May to 10.4 percent.

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  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Jul 27, 2012

    daeH ottiD itnA - "to anyone, do you really think that the 42 million jobs are coming back? we have a new set of realities to deal with. Survival as a nation is #1. Welfare is needed, otherwise, we would have millions in the streets... about 42 million to be exact. when we stop lying, stop being lied to, and understand who is doing what, then we can START to figure it out, but when 4 mega-conglomerates control 88% of the wealth in this country, anyone has to agree, welfare recipients are not to blame. they are a symptom of the problem."

    AMEN!!!

    Been trying to tell people that for about 3 years. The faces on welfare today aren't the same faces that were there in 2005. Some of the faces now are wearing suits.

  • Ripcord Jul 27, 2012

    "You praise the right while bashing the left, YET, you offer NO SOLUTIONS. ... Last year I proved that you have multiple accounts"

    I have lots of solutions, but you're completely out of your tree. There's no point in explaining anything to fringe kooks like you. You're far more interested in hearing yourself talk.

    Further, I've never had any other account. Ever. You really have no idea what you're talking about.

    Try staying on topic, like a rational human being, instead of playing verbal machine gun with people you don't understand.

  • muggs Jul 27, 2012

    Just checked in, sounds like eveything is under control, nothing new here.

  • +9 Jul 27, 2012

    to anyone, do you really think that the 42 million jobs are coming back? we have a new set of realities to deal with. Survival as a nation is #1. Welfare is needed, otherwise, we would have millions in the streets... about 42 million to be exact. when we stop lying, stop being lied to, and understand who is doing what, then we can START to figure it out, but when 4 mega-conglomerates control 88% of the wealth in this country, anyone has to agree, welfare recipients are not to blame. they are a symptom of the problem.

    peace !

  • +9 Jul 27, 2012

    so much data available 2 all of us. 4 the record, I don't blame either side more than the other. this current iteration, it was the GOP that did it. I agree prior to the 1960's that the Dems were the bad ones for theft and greed. The record clearly shows, since Nixon spied on the Democrats and got busted (look who worked for nixon - Cheney, Bush 41, MITT ROMNEY, his dad, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz and others). Watergate was the trigger. The GOP is crazy and has been since Crazy Dick. Cheney got his politics from him. Cheney was FORDS Chief of STAFF and was responsible for pardoning Nixon, when Nixon should have been impeached. This thread is about unemployment. IBM has been laying off since 1998. Glaxo others, all of it, big conglomerates that sent jobs overseas. Now these 4 mega conglomerates run everything - 88% including FOX and Limbaugh. FOX - Lies and makes stories up! Murdoch has been indicted for it. fox is not a news org. don't u see? they r the media arm 4 those that did this to us!

  • +9 Jul 27, 2012

    I will try this one more time. NCouterbanks and Ripcord. PLEASE READ DWIGHT IKE's famous speech he gave in 1961. If you want to prove to me you are open minded and A REAL AMERICAN, please, please please read this, and then take a few min. to ponder it. It is a famous, famous speech. Ike, a republican president, probablly the best in a long time, openly stated what was about to happen to the United States. PLEASE READ IT. There are numerous sources on this. A short time after he gave this speech, he was dead, John Kennedy murdered and we escalated in Viet Nam. this is a nut shell tells you how we got where we are. This is NOT mine. DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND READ IT. ALL OF YOU!

    http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2011/01/the-tyranny-of-defense-inc/8342/

  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Jul 27, 2012

    Zorg - It's Furry not Fuzzy, but I'm not going to split hairs over it. LOL

    Have a good weekend.

  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Jul 27, 2012

    Are we still meeting in the parking lot to lob rocks at each other?

  • tao90 Jul 27, 2012

    Does anyone else notice the influx of Northerners who flock to the Triangle with little to no education?

  • Ripcord Jul 27, 2012

    "Having been a member of GOLO for a long time, I can offer this about Ripcord & Outerbanks69. They think its funny coming in to golo and saying this stuff. They know they lie.. blah, blah, blah..."

    First, nobody knows who you are because you constantly change your screen name. I've never changed mine. Second, if you accuse someone of lying then by all means list the lies. I've never lied, but I eagerly await your list. Lastly, your pop-psychoanalysis serves you poorly. You come off like a garage band claiming to to be Led Zeppelin.

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