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Unemployment increases slightly across Triangle in November

Posted January 3, 2013

Unemployment

— The jobless rate in the Triangle increased to 7.3 percent in November from 7.1 percent the previous month, the state of North Carolina reported Thursday.

A year ago, the rate was 8.3 percent.

Seasonally adjusted data provided by East Carolina University noted that the jobless rate remained flat at a slightly higher 7.4 percent.

Across North Carolina, joblessness increased in 81 of 95 counties and in 11 of the 14 major metropolitan areas.

The state's unadjusted unemployment rate in November was 9 percent, compared with 8.8 percent in October.

According to data from the North Carolina Department of Commerce Labor and Economic Analysis Division, the state lost 22,002 jobs in November with employment declining to just over 4.3 million. The number of unemployed rose to nearly 425,000.

Orange County reported the state's lowest jobless rate at 5.7 percent.

Unemployment was worst in Graham County at 16.3 percent.

In other regional metro areas, unemployment climbed:

  • In Fayetteville, to 9.5 percent last month from 9.4 percent the preceding month
  • In Goldsboro, to 8.6 percent in November from 8.4 percent in October

In Rocky Mount, the rate remained flat at 11.7 percent.

 

 

 

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  • Offshore Jan 4, 1:47 p.m.

    Bill Brasky:"Jobs have been a net loss since he took office. Hope you like living in your mother's basement."

    I realize it's a serious statement, but the second half made me laugh. Thanks.

  • Offshore Jan 4, 1:45 p.m.

    Not necessarily, but if rich folks paid their share it would be a great start.

    goldenosprey

    same old same old. Any one for a flat tax? Where "everybody" pays?

  • goldenosprey Jan 4, 12:38 p.m.

    Have you ever known a liberal to take responsibilty for anything? Thats why they want you to pay for their abortions Crumps Br0ther

    Not necessarily, but if rich folks paid their share it would be a great start.

  • Crumps Br0ther Jan 4, 11:46 a.m.

    stagnant economy. But I suppose, year 5, it's still Bush's fault right?

    Nancy

    Have you ever known a liberal to take responsibilty for anything? Thats why they want you to pay for their abortions

  • wilsontopcatz Jan 4, 11:42 a.m.

    Correction on my statement-

    "I see where the state says our unemployment rate is 7.8%???? really??"

    **the 7.8% was national not just NC.

  • wilsontopcatz Jan 4, 10:00 a.m.

    @ Morrigan

    Im talking about all across the state and its really more than 6000.

    @ lumberman

    at least your local government is trying to keep jobs and businesses open. They are letting the sweepstakes stay open and there are quite a few there and that means jobs for your area. There are many other places being forced out of business, over 1000 are being closed down by the state and over $200,000,000 will be gone from NC Economy. But Hey.....we are such a rich state and our government has balanced our budget so well..we must not need jobs. I see where the state says our unemployment rate is 7.8%???? really?? 155,000 jobs created? I missed those job interviews!

  • Nancy Jan 4, 9:43 a.m.

    stagnant economy. But I suppose, year 5, it's still Bush's fault right?

  • Bill Brasky Jan 4, 9:20 a.m.

    "Jobs have been a net loss since he took office. Hope you like living in your mother's basement."

    We have had positive job numbers since October 2010.

    http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/CES0000000001?output_view=net_1mth

  • Offshore Jan 4, 9:18 a.m.

    Man those stimulus trillions really worked out great!

    RKBA

    For the unions maybe, for the rest of us... not so much.

  • Offshore Jan 4, 9:17 a.m.

    But ....Obama says we are in a recovery...how can that be?

    lessismore

    Right! hey, the private sector is doing fine...

    we can't be broke, there is still paper to print money on....

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