Recovery? Most Counties Show Drop In Unemployment

There is some good news on the economic recovery front in East Carolina as all but two counties show a drop in unemployment.

The latest numbers came out Friday morning, and show drops for 84 of the state's 100 counties for the month of March.

Here in the East, only Pitt and Wilson counties did not show a decline in March.
Pitt County numbers were flat, while Wilson's unemployment edged up one-tenth of 1%.

The counties with the largest drops statewide were:

Dare County -2.5%
Hyde County -2.2%
Martin County -2.1%

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  • by TR Location: Martin County on Apr 25, 2009 at 03:24 AM
    To LS-I agree with you a 100% Who else can be laid off because the majority of people I know been out of work for about 8 months now.I can't believe they added martin county in because there aren't that many jobs in martin county from the start. How did they manage to figure that percentage in? lol
  • by The Wise One Location: NC on Apr 24, 2009 at 02:54 PM
    Gimme your gold!
  • by Me Location: Here on Apr 24, 2009 at 01:43 PM are almost right, however, the US is getting ready to pull a Madoff on the whole world. We use other countries money that they loan us and we use it to buy raw resources...from other countries of course. But we use american dollars! The dollar will devalue to the point it is just paper. What will that leave the US with? Valuable stockpile of raw resources (oil, minerals, raw metals, etc) What will that leave the other countries? Worthless green paper with ex presidents on it. Who gets screwed? The US isn't dumb... ;)
  • by Dwayne Location: Greenville on Apr 24, 2009 at 11:29 AM
    There will be an upturn in the economy. It's a gimmie with the amount of money thrown into the system. It is however misleading because vast amounts of money are borrowed from China. Just before Obama is voted out of office China will knock the US door and say "You're late on your interest payments". By the way, The US is giving more money by far into the International Monetary Fund than China and we are borrowing the money from them to give away. Way to go Obama and Geithner.
  • by LS Location: NB on Apr 24, 2009 at 10:33 AM
    Could be that there are no more workers to lay off!!!!!
  • by Mike Location: Hatteras on Apr 24, 2009 at 10:09 AM
    Dare county is going down because the tourist season is starting. Many people are always unemployed during the off-season. Come Dec Dare will go way up again.
  • by jp Location: enc on Apr 24, 2009 at 09:59 AM
    The recovery IS underway. I hate that both sides play the political card. It's a CYCLE was bound to get better. We have a long way to go, but it is already underway...durable goods sales on the upswing, housing starts up a bit, first time home buyers up, market up, 1st time unemployment levels flat, gas prices holding, etc, etc...unemployment will lag because it takes time for businesses, as a whole, to realize they need to add people. We'll be slightly by August, By Christmas things will be markedly better and by early Spring 2010 things will be real good.
  • by Del Location: Kinston on Apr 24, 2009 at 09:38 AM
    Have the numbers dropped or is it that people are no longer entitled to receive benefits?
  • by Complainers on Apr 24, 2009 at 09:23 AM
    y am i not surprised 2 c people already complaining about this good news. u must all b the old man down the street when i was growing up who wouldn't let us get our baseball out of his yard. y r u all so negative??? ON EVERYTHING!
  • by Moderators Nightmare on Apr 24, 2009 at 09:16 AM
    Headline is misleading. I'm sure they mean that more people haven't applied for unemployment benefits. In other words it has leveled off some.
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