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NC unemployment rate up slightly

Posted March 18, 2013

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— North Carolina's unemployment rate edged up in January as the state continues to grapple with job losses.

The state Commerce Department said Monday that North Carolina's unemployment rate was 9.5 percent in January. That up from 9.4 percent in December.

Employers added nearly 3,000 more jobs than they cut, with hospitality and manufacturing responsible for most of the gains. North Carolina's hospitality industry was the sector with the largest monthly increase.

But the number of people unemployed grew by more than 6,000, with professional and business services losing the most workers, followed by education and health services.

More than 17,000 people were added in December to the pool of people looking for work statewide.

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  • hiddentreasurescruecds Mar 19, 9:36 a.m.

    So two years of the GOP running the legislature with a "laser like focus on jobs" and this is where we are?

    Maybe instead of the GOP focusing on everyone's private lives or trying to pass vindictive legislature they should actually focus like a "laser" on jobs like they campaigned on.

  • WooHoo2You Mar 18, 7:59 p.m.

    woohoo, you dismissed the report as old, I have proven it's current and while it only shows one month, this has been the trend, go ahead, you can look it up yourself.-Nancy

    Because you can't prove your claim it is my job to disprove it? Disprove blue is my favorite color first!

  • WooHoo2You Mar 18, 7:58 p.m.

    Woohoo - you just can't stay current can you?

    just in case you want to look ....

    http://ycharts.com/indicators/us_public_debt_gdp- Nancy

    Same data different graph...does old data now change or lose its flavor?

  • WooHoo2You Mar 18, 7:56 p.m.

    "after the total collapse in 2008"

    timexliving,

    -WooHoo, always living in the past when you can blame Bush.

    I did not know dates were the same as blame.

    - Your man Obama is in his second term now. Blaming Bush doesn't work anymore

    So how does Bush get so much create for "laying the groundwork?"

    - Those aren't talking points; their facts. Facts are something you just can't handle.

    Your OPINIONS are now "facts?" Okay...sure.

  • timexliving Mar 18, 7:50 p.m.

    "after the total collapse in 2008"

    WooHoo, always living in the past when you can blame Bush. Your man Obama is in his second term now. Blaming Bush doesn't work anymore. Obama has failed miserably on his economic promises. Those aren't talking points; their facts. Facts are something you just can't handle.

  • Nancy Mar 18, 7:49 p.m.

    Woohoo - you just can't stay current can you?

    just in case you want to look ....

    http://ycharts.com/indicators/us_public_debt_gdp

  • Nancy Mar 18, 7:46 p.m.

    woohoo, you dismissed the report as old, I have proven it's current and while it only shows one month, this has been the trend, go ahead, you can look it up yourself. Anyone paying attention knows this is not a blip on the radar screen.

    Our economy is treading water, been treading water for years and years now.

    Paint it with any brush you choose.

  • WooHoo2You Mar 18, 7:38 p.m.

    "Last quarter the nation's GDP was in the negative. "

    And let's not even tell them about the debt to GDP ratio, which is rising faster than the tide ... that would cause all kinds of spinning!- Nancy

    The last quarter was .2 percent (lets ignore the other three because those don't count in your world) in the negative and does your "gas buddy" link show you debt to GDP ratio after the total collapse in 2008 or do we just start counting those things when a republican leaves office?

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Publicly_Held_Federal_Debt_1790-2012.png

  • WooHoo2You Mar 18, 7:31 p.m.

    It's time for people to stop drinking the Kool Aid and wake up.- timexliving

    From a guy whose entire argument is basically copied and pasted from published talking points??? Kool Aid? Divert Attention? Economic failures? Anemic Growth? Can't believe you left out "uncertainty"....LOL!

  • Nancy Mar 18, 7:27 p.m.

    "Last quarter the nation's GDP was in the negative. "

    And let's not even tell them about the debt to GDP ratio, which is rising faster than the tide ... that would cause all kinds of spinning!

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