There is not good news for the unemployed in North Carolina, as the statewide rate climbed in May.
The figures out Friday show the unemployment rate at 11.1%. It's the first increase in three months, as in April and March stood at 10.8%.
The state says unemployment increased by 17,468 workers in May, to 508,834. Also the number of workers who were unemployed, but actively seeking work, is at an all-time high.
The state's jobless rate has soared from 7 percent in October.