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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