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Unemployment Up Slightly In N.C.

Posted May 20, 2005 11:01 a.m. EDT

— New numbers show North Carolina's unemployment rate rising slightly.

The Employment Security Commission reported a rate of 5.3 percent for the month of April, which is up a tenth of a point compared to March.

The national average is 5.2 percent.

It's the first time in a year the state's unemployment rate is higher than national figure.