Unemployment Down In Most Eastern N.C. Counties

The latest data on unemployment for North Carolina is out, and almost all of the area's counties have a lower unemployment rate for January 2011 than they did in January 2010.

The five exceptions are Bertie, Camden, Dare, Northampton and Onslow counties. Those counties have a higher unemployment rate compared to a year ago.

Onslow County's January unemployment rate is 9%, up slightly from the 8.7% in January 2010. Pitt County's unemployment rate was back above the 10% mark in January 2011, after falling below that for the last five months of 2010. Craven County's latest unemployment rate was 10.1%.

To see a full list of the unemployment rates in North Carolina, click the link below. To see county-by-county data, click "counties," click "2011," and then "View Data."


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  • by obonga's fella socialist Location: United Socialist States of America on Apr 18, 2011 at 10:06 AM
    I gave up a long time ago....obonga said I'd get me a check from the guvment.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 22, 2011 at 12:01 PM
    Thats cause we give up quicker. There are more folks who quit looking for work. Do the math. Thats a politician type spin if I have ever seen it.
  • by Boot Strap Location: School on Mar 22, 2011 at 09:53 AM
    Wow... Should have gone back to school. For as long as some people can be on Unemployment I am amazed at how few turn this catastrophe into an opportunity. You could be a health care professional by the time your benefits run out. Am I wrong in this?
  • by Anonymous on Mar 22, 2011 at 09:14 AM
    Umm wasn't it up in all the counties except one a few days ago? Seems like propaganda from the media!
  • by common sense Location: enc on Mar 22, 2011 at 07:26 AM
    let's look at the rest of the numbers for Jan. 2011. NC loses 85,981 overall in the laborforce compared to Jan. 2010, there are 4637 less employed compared to Jan. 2010, and it's only 0.1 improvement in actual percentage unemployment rate since last month. this article also leaves out that Jan. 2011 is NC's highest unemployment rate since July 2010. either the spin doctors are hard at work or people are truly ignorant to think NC's unemployment news is rosy-probably both.
  • by Superdave Location: Greenville on Mar 22, 2011 at 06:01 AM
    Oh boy I better get right out there and find me one of those jobs. Hold on , it will cost me at least $20 a day in gas to get to these jobs. Oh well I guess we can eat tomorrow. Say it over and over Hope and Change. Pass me a drink of that Kool-ade.
  • by Harold Location: NC on Mar 22, 2011 at 05:34 AM
    More deceptive numbers. Unemployment isn't down, only the number of people that are eligilbe to draw it. The rest have surrendered on finding a good job.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Mar 22, 2011 at 05:10 AM
    Oh happy days are here again! Anyone seen Lavon and Barlow? I want them to post how wonderfull this country is progressing under Obama and Bev....
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Mar 22, 2011 at 05:10 AM
    Oh happy days are here again! Anyone seen Lavon and Barlow? I want them to post how wonderfull this country is progressing under Obama and Bev....
  • by Stan Location: G'ville on Mar 22, 2011 at 04:14 AM
    When unemployment rates get back under 6% things will be normal again.
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