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North Carolina's unemployment rate fell to 9.3 percent in October

Posted November 16, 2012

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North Carolina’s unemployment rate fell to 9.3 percent in October.

Nonfarm jobs increased by 35,700 from a year ago, the state reported Friday. 

The seasonally adjusted jobless rate declined from 9.6 percent in September even as the national rate climbed a bit to 7.9 percent.

A year ago, the jobless rate in the state was 10.6 percent.

The number of people working climbed 43,699 to nearly 4.3 million, the state said. That's an increase of 95,425 from a year ago.

According to the North Carolina Department of Commerce Division of Employment Security, the leisure and hospitality sector increased the most jobs at 3,600.

Transportation and utilities added 2,900.

Manufacturing jobs also increased by 2,600, and construction added 1,800 jobs.

 

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  • junkmail5 Nov 16, 7:53 p.m.

    Crumps, ever notice how the dems blame everything on past republican presidents?- working man

    Just like republican blame everything on past democratic presidents.
    What's fun is each side is SURE it's only the OTHER side doing it.

    Like Reagan repeatedly blamed carter for example.

    "First, we must understand what's happening at the moment to the economy. Our current problems are not the product of the recovery program that's only just now getting under way, as some would have you believe; they are the inheritance of decades of tax and tax, and spend"- 1982 State of the Union

    "The problems we inherited were far worse than most inside and out of government had expected; the recession was deeper than most inside and out of government had predicted. Curing those problems has taken more time and a higher toll than any of us wanted."- 1983 State of the Union Address

  • Working man Nov 16, 7:44 p.m.

    Crumps, ever notice how the dems blame everything on past republican presidents? Guys please take some ownership here! Obama by no means is perfect. Please open your eyes just a little

  • Working man Nov 16, 7:39 p.m.

    Grand union- how did he get his job? A better liar!
    We're you just talking about Obama. It kind of has similarities to it

  • junkmail5 Nov 16, 6:51 p.m.

    Gas up $2.00 a gallon, 47 million on Food Stamps, 9% unemployment-paultaylorsr100

    Gas national avg the past 6 months is LOWER than it was 4 years ago

    Unemployment 2 months before the election in 2008 is exactly the same 7.5% (not 9%) rate is was 2 months before this one (and back then it was on the way up, now it's on the way down)

    Food stamps generally follow (with a bit of lag behind) the unemployment rate, so that's not a real shocker they went up during a serious recession... food stamp use shot up the first few years of Reagans first term too, same reason... food stamp use shot up first few years of Clinton, same reason... food stamps skyrocketed from 02-06 too.

    In fact the ONLY year food stamp use didn't go up since Bush was elected was 2007, the last year of the "good" economy.

    I'm not even a big fan of Obama, but holy cow are some folks facts totally divorced from reality!

  • beachboater Nov 16, 6:03 p.m.

    Yep. The elections are over now. They will make a final ajdustment for the states that didn't report last month. See which way the numbers move now. Hostess will just be the beginning.

    Wait until Obamacare kicks in at a minimum cost of $2,000 penalty per employee for not providing health insurance. Look at the restaurant industry......many chains with over 50 employees. Costs will be unbearable, and they will cut back.

  • Bartmeister Nov 16, 5:59 p.m.

    Gas up $2.00 a gallon, 47 million on Food Stamps, 9% unemployment, cities lining up for bankruptcy, HOSTESS closing and we have no moe Ding-Do#gs. Oh, I forgot. There's still the white house. Yes, we are heading in the right direction.
    paultaylorsr100
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    Ahhhh, yeah.

  • wayneboyd Nov 16, 5:54 p.m.

    The elections over now you folks can get real.

  • paultaylorsr100 Nov 16, 4:45 p.m.

    "Headed in the right direction"?!! Gas up $2.00 a gallon, 47 million on Food Stamps, 9% unemployment, cities lining up for bankruptcy, HOSTESS closing and we have no moe Ding-Do#gs. Oh, I forgot. There's still the white house. Yes, we are heading in the right direction.

  • apocalyptoconquistador Nov 16, 4:44 p.m.

    Expect the democrats say all is well right up into they put us back into a 1929 type depression.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Nov 16, 4:28 p.m.

    Look in the mirror for blame.

    vinylcarwraps23

    You told them. like it. :)

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