Unemployment Up In 99 Counties

There is some bad news on the unemployment front in North Carolina as all but one county in the state saw the number of people out of work increase in January.

Those new figures came out today.

The Greenville metro area is again seeing double digit unemployment, with January figures topping out at 10.1%--up from 9.5% in December.

Jacksonville metro unemployment jumped more than a full percent, from 7.8% in December to 9% in January. Rocky Mount metro numbers went from 12.6% to 13.1%, while Goldsboro increased to 8.9%, up from 8.2% in December.

The only county in the state without a rising rate was Washington County. There, the rate stayed flat at 11.6%.

Statewide unemployment numbers for February will be released next Friday.


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  • by Anonymous on Mar 19, 2011 at 10:51 AM
    Unemployment rates by president. Carter, low of 12.6% when he left office it was 19.72%. Reagan, low 7.7% and 9.72% when he left (brought it down 10%). Bush Sr. 9.64% and 10.3% when he left office. Clinton, low of 7.4% (Republican controlled Congress, balanced budget) 7.29% when he left. Bush Jr. low of 5.71% and 7.49% when he left (Democrat controlled Congress) Obama, low of 7.3% (July 2009) high of 12.72% (December 2009, Democrat controlled everything) The economy and unemployment was actually decent under Bush UNTIL THE DEMOCRATS TOOK OVER.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 19, 2011 at 10:29 AM
    http://www.davemanuel.com/2010/10/05/1948-2010-average-monthly-unemployment-rates-by-political-party-president-senate-control-house-control/
  • by Anonymous on Mar 19, 2011 at 03:58 AM
    Anonymous@9:36...Look at what has happen in the last 8 years before 2008..or have you forgotten?
  • by Obama Snake Oil co Location: Washington on Mar 19, 2011 at 03:42 AM
    ex republican on Mar 18, 2011 at 10:10 PM, so the point of your link is to show definitively that unemployment was going up while Obama has been in office? You trying to make sure we all understand he is not leader? Most of us knew that already...
  • by Anonymous on Mar 19, 2011 at 03:25 AM
    Replacing legal employees with illegal immigrants is happening everywhere until this problem in our country is fixed were going to continue to see more people out of work and our economy to continue to fail
  • by ex republican on Mar 18, 2011 at 07:10 PM
    Current unemployment rate on the increase,FACTS not that OSOC turd service. http://www.tradingeconomics.com/Economics/Unemployment-Rate.aspx?Symbol=USD
  • by Anonymous on Mar 18, 2011 at 06:36 PM
    Come on people pinnochiObonga is our lucky charm.Just look at what has happened in the last 2 years while he is the four leaf clover of the world.Pass this bill and unemployment will not go passed 8%,drill then change your mind(that one smells fishy to me) after some other countries sub blew an oil rig up,Haiti and japan has a major earth quake and tsunami then the nuclear power plants.Even that stupid Hillary Clinton is smarter than OBLAHma.No dang blame wonder she is quiting.
  • by Anonymous Location: Greenville on Mar 18, 2011 at 05:57 PM
    Of course Washinngton County stays the same. Seventy percent of Washington County receive welfare or disability, if disabled or not. I lived there I know. WITN, go check it out yourself, if you don't believe it.
  • by Anonymous Location: Washington on Mar 18, 2011 at 05:40 PM
    Unemployment will continue to go up. I have been out of work, and continue to hit the streets everyday, but still nothing. It has been difficult to pay bills, and feed my son. My savings is very quickly melting away, and now unemployment says I have ran out of my unemployment and I'm not eligible for any extensions. So if people are out of work and no longer eligible for unemployment of course unemployment will rise and rise and rise!!!! I WILL REMEMBER THIS NEXT ELECTION!!!!
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Mar 18, 2011 at 04:08 PM
    ex republican on Mar 18, 2011 at 05:16 PM, "Currently Progressive bleeding heart liberal", don't lie to us. I can assure you we will not forget you in the next election for all the spending the healthcare, the whimp in the whitehouse...sorry clown in the whitehouse. The hooey you post is absolute nonsense...heck, you cannot even make it up. Yeah, we have a 14 trillion dollar debt due to the incompetance of the president and the democrats that ran both houses...and you are proud of that? There are fools born everyday but rest assured..the Chinese have had enough...where are you going to get the money now? The feds are buying up the debt...when you pay $9 dollars a gallon of gas on minimum wage will you get it? So, when the chinese come to repo everything you own...Rosetta stone...just tell them..."don't kill me"....tell them you voted for Obama...just prison time....you like rice?
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      by Anonymous on Mar 18, 2011 at 05:34 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      Where the h were you the eight years prior to Obama when Bush was in office? Who do you think got us to the point where we had to go so far into debt to keep our government from collapsing? Can you honestly and with a CLEAR conscience say that it was the Democrats that started this mess? Talk about nonsense... you are so far out in left field you could not find your hind parts, let alone know where you were those eight years with a dumb and ignorant President. You won't find one in history that is considered any more dumb than George Bush. I'd be willing to say his wife was much more intelligent than he. George Bush was a complete joke. I wish the Rep. had won the last election just so the Rep., Bush and you could have gotten the real credit you all deserve. Some of us do know the difference between fact and fiction! You sound just like a tea party Republican! I'm sure as bright as you want others to think you are, you remember that story and remember its results!
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        by Anonymous on Mar 19, 2011 at 10:19 AM in reply to Anonymous
        Unemployment was at 4.9% in Jan of 2008 and had risen to 7.6 by Jan 2009. What happened in Jan of 2009 the Democrats took over both Houses and it has been going down hill ever since. Remember the president cannot do anything without the approval of Congress. So how exactly is all of this Bush's fault?
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      by Demand Election Reform!! on Mar 18, 2011 at 06:53 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      SHEEP!! Open your eyes, your folks are just as bad as Lavon/Barlow folks!! They are the same!! Career politicians and NOT public servants!! Present system is for sell!! There is NOT one example of sleazy politics that can't be countered by the opposite party!! ELECTION REFORM for a true democracy!!
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