Unemployment Up In 95 Counties

Unemployment numbers for North Carolina counties are out today and they don't look good.

The number of unemployed workers in January increased in 95 counties, decreased in just three counties and stayed the same in two.

Here in Eastern Carolina, Dare County has the most unemployed at 20.2%, a 4.5% jump from December. Hyde County follows at 17.1%, Edgecombe County is next at 16%, then Washington at 13.7% and Tyrrell at 13.5%.

The state says seasonal losses in retail as well as the leisure and hospitality sector contributed to gains in the unemployment rates.


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  • by joe Location: manteo on Mar 21, 2012 at 05:57 AM
    i live on the outer banks.and its bad; but you can find work if you get out there and try,
  • by marcieevanz Location: ca on Mar 20, 2012 at 11:46 PM
    Unemployment numbers are comprised of those that are in the job market for the past 30 days. It does not include those that have not been in the job market in the last 30 days: people who have given up looking; those that have gone off unemployment because it has run out. One solution to unemployment is High Speed Universities check it out
  • by Anonymous on Mar 20, 2012 at 06:04 PM
    Want jobs back, vote out Obama.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 20, 2012 at 05:38 PM
    well how is that three years of -hope and change - working for you , gas ,food ,and unploy ,all up ,that's your change in your pocket.
  • by playing games on Mar 20, 2012 at 04:20 PM
    You know how Lucy always tells Charlie Brown she won’t pull the ball away right before he kicks it? That’s exactly what the NCGOP is doing to the working people and job seekers in North Carolina. No matter what happens, and no matter how hard everyday North Carolinians try, the unemployment rate just keeps struggling in North Carolina, and it’s a direct result of faulty NCGOP policies. The reason is clear… in fact, a small number of private sector jobs were actually added in the state, but that number was engulfed by the huge number of public sector layoffs that the NCGOP forced with its anti-worker agenda.
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      by Frank Sinatra on Mar 20, 2012 at 05:54 PM in reply to playing games
      Put down the kool aid. Unemployment will not come down as long as you have a president that makes employers afraid to re-invest in their own business.
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        by Anonymous on Mar 20, 2012 at 07:40 PM in reply to Frank Sinatra
        If you have not noticed, Manufacturing has increased more under Obama than it has in 40 years. Try to keep up.
  • by GOP front runner don't care about unemployment on Mar 20, 2012 at 04:05 PM
    "I don't care what the unemployment rate is going to be. It doesn't matter to me. My campaign doesn't hinge on unemployment rates and growth rates," Santorum said during a campaign appearance in Illinois, which on Tuesday holds the next contest in the state-by-state battle for the Republican presidential nomination.
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      by So??!! on Mar 20, 2012 at 04:46 PM in reply to GOP front runner don't care about unemployment
      Niether do the democrats!! Face it!! The Gini coefficient has gone south for 30 yrs!! BOTH partys are at fault and you know it!! They're BOTH for sale!!
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        by Anonymous on Mar 20, 2012 at 07:41 PM in reply to So??!!
        Nice spin, but facts are facts....this front runner said this!! Jobs and the economy are not important to him....I wonder what is?
  • by Mike Location: Edenton on Mar 20, 2012 at 02:34 PM
    How can this be??? King, I mean President Obama says everything is getting BETTER!!
  • by Anonymous on Mar 20, 2012 at 02:12 PM
    LOL, Per Rick Santorum..."I DONT CARE ABOUT THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE!!!!"
  • by Anonymous on Mar 20, 2012 at 01:53 PM
    I thought the number one priority for the new Republican controlled house was jobs, why are the Republicants failing the people again?
  • by Shine Location: NE NC on Mar 20, 2012 at 01:49 PM
    Since there are 100 counties and 95 are in trouble, we have a problem.
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