Dare, Hyde Counties Lead State With Unemployment Hike

Two coastal counties here in Eastern Carolina saw the biggest jump in unemployment between October and November.

Numbers out today show rates from October to November increased in 60 counties, decreased in 31 counties and stayed the same in 9 others.

Dare County's unemployment jumped 2.9% to 11.5%, while Hyde's wen tup 2.7% to 8.8%,

In metro areas, Jacksonville saw a two-tenths of a percent increase in unemployment, Goldsboro increased three-tenths of a percent, while in Greenville and Rocky Mount metro areas the numbers stayed the same.

The Employment Security Commission says overall, around 11,000 people went back to work in November.


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  • by local Location: buxton on Jan 30, 2010 at 01:14 PM
    if you think the unemployment is "hi" now wate till the audabon gets through will us!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Buzz Location: MillCreek on Jan 5, 2010 at 04:03 PM
    Oh come on guys give the administration another month, things are bound to improve, maybe they will borrow some more money for our grand-kids to have to pay back. Truly there is absolutely nothing in Hyde Co for people to do. The one thing left was comm fishing and our friendly gubment regulated them out of existance. Now if you dont have a gubment job in Hyde you are definately in a minority down here. Gubment jobs, (while some are nessecary)can not sustain an economy, you have to have many more private sector jobs. It doesn't seem that any type of industry will ever come our way. Buzz-
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Jan 5, 2010 at 02:49 PM
    The unemployment rate is figured using obamas new Chicago math system.
  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on Jan 5, 2010 at 11:17 AM
    For month of November, NC unemployment averaged at 10.8% with many counties as high as 16.6% unemployed. Dare & Hyde has to be higher than 16 %!!! The total unemployed for state of NC was 483,425. Hey, the residuals from Obama's busted stimulus bubble have been quickly licked clean. Unemployment is definately rising despite what the Libs are saying.
  • by Vance on Jan 5, 2010 at 10:26 AM
    Key in uneployment rate in Tyrell county North Carolina and see the spikes when Clinton was president then see the spikes when Bush was president and then see the spikes with Obama.It said 11,000 went back to work (government jobs probably) but it did not say how many lost thier jobs.Typical mainstream media.
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