Unemployment Increased From Thanksgiving To Christmas

There was a rise in unemployment in Eastern Carolina during December, according to the latest unemployment figures out.

Here is a snapshot of just a few counties in Eastern Carolina that saw a rise.

Lenoir County - 10.2%.
Craven County - 9.7%
Pitt County - 9.5%
Carteret County - 9.5%
Onslow County - 9.0%

The statewide rate for North Carolina is 9.8%.


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  • by Theresa on Feb 2, 2012 at 10:13 AM
    Google: nc unemployment by counties. You will get a map of NC and counties. Just point to a county and it will give you the unemployment rate. Some counties are really high. Martin Co.=11.3% ... Beaufort Co.=10.9%....Edgecomb Co...15.7% ...Bertie Co. 11.7%. There are counties with worse unemployment then these listed. Interesting site. So where are all these jobs Mcbama claims to have created? They are definately NOT in N.C.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Feb 2, 2012 at 08:20 AM
    Lets see, Obamas accomplishments; He ran the debt up by 2/3 more than all the past presidents in history...destroyed healthcare, that was the envy of the world, has more unemployed people in America than any president in history and has another record...the highest amount of foodstamps given out to more Americans ever in history. Wow...So while he is campaigning in Hawii, in Asia, having all 57 states with one more to go, I wondered why, anyone would ever, ever think that Bush was worst, what were you thinking?
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      by Audrey on Feb 2, 2012 at 08:57 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      OBAMA SNAKE OIL CO should announce his run for the Presidency. With his superior intellect, OSOC could solve all the nation's problems and fine a cure for cancer during his eight years in the White House.
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        by Obama Snake Oil Co on Feb 2, 2012 at 09:30 AM in reply to Audrey
        Why, did running the facts mess up your idealology? Either defend him and his actions or get out of the way for a leader, cause, it ain't him. I didn't think you could defend him so the standard response is to go after someone who does. We get it.
  • by Earl on Feb 2, 2012 at 05:50 AM
    dems are saying unemployment is better since Obama took office.? someone is wrong.
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      by WhyILoveobama on Feb 2, 2012 at 08:01 AM in reply to Earl
      Yeah,there is so much work out there obama wants to see everybodies resume because there is no excuse in nobody not working.This guys a joke.That's WhyILoveobama!
  • by u on Feb 2, 2012 at 05:30 AM
    To blah ...remember u were against it
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      by blah on Feb 2, 2012 at 05:55 AM in reply to u
      huh?
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      by Your Point? on Feb 2, 2012 at 06:00 AM in reply to u
      Blah may have been against Obama's policies, so what is your point? For or against the policies, they failed, Blah has nothing to do with the outcome. Please explain.
  • by Shine Location: NE NC on Feb 2, 2012 at 04:47 AM
    I watch the traffic. There are days that I drive 50 or better miles one way and see maybe a handful of cars or trucks. One of my businesses has slowed down big time. Another is hanging positive, but not as strong as in the past. Replacement parts -- not so much the new stuff.
  • by excuse me on Feb 2, 2012 at 04:28 AM
    I can hear the Obama supporters now, trying to come up with yet of another reason why this too is Bush's fault.
  • by Stan Location: G'ville on Feb 2, 2012 at 04:07 AM
    America shared it's wealth and position in the world by outsourcing many manufacturing and service jobs overseas.
  • by Tyrone Location: Greenville on Feb 2, 2012 at 03:53 AM
    It is time to take our country back!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 2, 2012 at 03:31 AM
    Wait a minute....I thought WITN reported previously that employment was up during these months??? You don't know what or who to believe any more.
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      by ??? on Feb 2, 2012 at 04:27 AM in reply to
      Well it's NOT the Democrats.
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      by Shine on Feb 2, 2012 at 04:43 AM in reply to
      They did and so did WRAL. ~~~~~~~~ who knows.
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      by here on Feb 2, 2012 at 06:46 AM in reply to
      NOW do you see why the MEDIA can not be trusted? One month they give you one story and then if you pay attention, a month or two later they will just spit out the opposite. Take everything you see in the media with a grain of salt. Use for a reference but I would not place any bets on anything they say.
  • by blah on Feb 2, 2012 at 02:48 AM
    What happened to all that money for infrastucture that amabo promised.What happened to the summer of recovery king backwards man amabo said would happen 2 summers ago???These numbers are skewed by the way.They are not counting the hundreds of thousands that exhausted there benifits early last year.This is just pitiful.No wonder chicken cluck perdue is resigning.Holier than thou make the tides recede king messiah pinnochiobama should be next.Neither one have anything to run on.
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