Unemployment Drops In 93 North Carolina Counties

County unemployment rates dropped in all but seven of North Carolina's counties in February. In six of those counties the rate remained the same, while only in Perquimans County did the unemployment rate actually rise, by .3% from January.

Here in Eastern Carolina unemployment in the Greenville metro area dropped by a full percent to 9.7%, in Jacksonville down by .3% to 8.7%, in Goldsboro the rate also dropped .3% to 8.5% and in Rocky Mount unemployment went down by a half percent to 12.7%.

Gates County had the lowest unemployment in the east in February with a 7.1% rate.


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  • by Anonymous on Apr 6, 2011 at 06:43 PM
    Lavon and Data Man are the same poster!
  • by Obama Snake Oil co Location: Washington on Apr 6, 2011 at 05:01 PM
    Sorry that so many unemployed fell off the two year mark. Well, those Obama voters thought he would give them all checks for some reason. Well, he didn't and the economy stinks as ususal. Even the AP tries to make a terd smell good, however, we all know witn told the story in NC. So Obama, how was helped by Jeffrey Immelt into office, that is himself the CEO of GE, that got special contracts, paid no taxes for moving his company to China. Of course the Barlows and Lavons spew hatred for them...yet don't understand they voted with him. Sad...suckers are born everyday...we read their posts, laugh and think...that foot you just shot is bleedin.....
  • by Ronald Reagan on Apr 6, 2011 at 04:34 PM
    "It's not that our liberal friends are ignorant. It's just they know so much that isn't so."
  • by Mike Location: Edenton on Apr 6, 2011 at 04:32 PM
    This is not surprising news. After all, it's spring planting time in a major agricultural state. Too bad they include illegals in the counting.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 6, 2011 at 04:14 PM
    Obama is a JOKE.
  • by Seabee Location: Enc on Apr 6, 2011 at 02:18 PM
    Data Man, You are correct. He has lead us. Unfortunately it's down the road of destruction. Be strong Republicans. Seabee
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      by Big Red on Apr 6, 2011 at 03:05 PM in reply to Seabee
      Thanks, Seebee, for setting the record straight. Just more Democrat posturing for 2012; Obama fiddles while the US burns. This president makes Benedict Arnold look like a saint!
    • reply
      by Col. Colt on Apr 6, 2011 at 06:47 PM in reply to Seabee
      Seabee also-MCB 121 Alpha Co and MCB 62 1968 1972 RNMCB 24 for 12 yrs. We Build, We Fight and Party all night.
  • by Data Man on Apr 6, 2011 at 01:53 PM
    Obama has really lead this country. I am so glad that he is our President. Pray that he will do the same for us in 2012. Thank you GOD for this great leader. This leader has dealt with alot of racist hate. Be strong Obama. You have lead us!
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Apr 6, 2011 at 02:43 PM in reply to Data Man
      Led us right into high unemployment and a historical deficit. If he has dealt with so much racist hate, then how did he get elected?
    • reply
      by BLAHammed on Apr 6, 2011 at 04:31 PM in reply to Data Man
      With a name like barak hussein oBLAHma I would think you would say thank you allah.Go ahead and pray. Allahu Akbar.BTW this is not a racists statement.HE alone chose that name.
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Apr 6, 2011 at 04:55 PM in reply to Data Man
      Allah is great there Lavon? God didn't give us this leader...and he ain't great...just another Jimmy Carter...and he lead us to the worst economy and country in the world. Did you stock up on tissues for 2012? Man, save some for our noses...pollen season.
  • by Data Man on Apr 6, 2011 at 01:53 PM
    Obama has really lead this country. I am so glad that he is our President. Pray that he will do the same for us in 2012. Thank you GOD for this great leader. This leader has dealt with alot of racist hate. Be strong Obama. You have lead us!
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Apr 6, 2011 at 06:31 PM in reply to Data Man
      Are you serious? Your joking, aren't you?
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Apr 6, 2011 at 01:53 PM
    Was it me or did we just read a story about 27000 people rolling off unemployment? Col Colt, they should pick names like Barrack, Nancy, Harry and Barney...they would fit nicely for them.
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      by Col. Colt on Apr 6, 2011 at 07:23 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      Thay are still at it, I guess thay dont know what nomdegurre means.
  • by Retired Enlisted Marine on Apr 6, 2011 at 01:44 PM
    The unemployment numbers are a lie from your friends in the federal govt. They are the ones that need to be unemployed.
    • reply
      by TruthSeeker on Apr 6, 2011 at 04:18 PM in reply to Retired Enlisted Marine
      That says it all.
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