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NC's unemployment rate declines to 9.1% in November

Posted December 21, 2012

Unemployment

— Unemployment in North Carolina fell for the third straight month in November, declining to 9.1 percent from 9.3 percent in October, the state reported Friday.

The rate hit 9.7 percent in August then fell to 9.6 percent in September.

Joblessness last month was 1.3 percentage points lower than a year ago.

Another 34,884 people found jobs in November, lifting the statewide total to just over 4.3 million. That total represents an increase of more than 120,00 from a year ago, the state said.

Trade, transportation and utilities firms added the most jobs at 7,300 followed by professional and business services at 5,400.

The state noted that since unemployment reached a record high of 11.4 percent in February 2010 the economy has produced 145,300 jobs.

County-by-county and metropolitan area unemployment figures will be released Jan. 3.

 

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  • WASP Dec 21, 7:59 p.m.

    Less people applying for unemployment and less people actually appllying for jobs.

  • affirmativediversity Dec 21, 4:14 p.m.

    Boehner and his buddies are doing their best to ensure the economy does not get back on track. Protecting their rich friends is the name of the game in Repub land.. per viking416

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    Yeah, those nasty Republican...imagine them stopping all those poor people from hiring those 9.1% unemployed...despicable.

    FOOL!

  • affirmativediversity Dec 21, 4:12 p.m.

    Yeeeehaaaa...9.1%...Happy Days Are Here Again...The Sun Is Shining Clear Again...

  • davework Dec 21, 4:11 p.m.

    "Boehner and his buddies are doing their best to ensure the economy does not get back on track." Yeah it's all the GOP's fault - because Obama's working so hard to come to a compromise...not. It's his way or nothing

  • eagle11 Dec 21, 2:39 p.m.

    "These numbers are as cooked as a Thanksgiving turkey dinner."

    Quoted for truth.

  • viking416 Dec 21, 2:11 p.m.

    Boehner and his buddies are doing their best to ensure the economy does not get back on track. Protecting their rich friends is the name of the game in Repub land..

  • lessismore Dec 21, 1:40 p.m.

    So, one in ten are out of work, and it's Christmas. Thanks to those that support Obama, things won' get any better.

  • Nancy Dec 21, 1:01 p.m.

    terrific economy, near stagnant growth, makes me feel really optimistic.

  • SmokeWagon Dec 21, 12:59 p.m.

    Heck...give Nomobam ANOTHER 4 years and MAYBE, JUST MAYBE unemployment will be below that 8% he promised his sheep 4 YEARS AGO....!!!!

  • dont care Dec 21, 12:46 p.m.

    you asked for it, you got it, Oblunder!

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