Unemployment Up In 82 North Carolina Counties

Unemployment continues to rise in North Carolina counties. In May, 82 of the state's 100 counties saw an increase in the number of people out of work.

Among the 18 counties showing a drop in unemployment, Hyde County had the biggest decrease in the state, at 1.1%. Currituck, Dare, Northampton and Tyrrell counties also showed a decrease.

In Eastern Carolina, Pitt & Martin counties experienced the biggest increase in unemployment, with a 1.0% hike. Jones County was up by .8% while Lenoir, Nash, Pasquotank, and Washington counties showed a .7% increase in May.

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  • by Dave Location: Wilson on Jun 27, 2009 at 08:46 PM
    When Republicans were in control of the WH, House and Senate....4.7% unemployment and the stock market was 14,500. Since the Democrats took control of the House and Senate in 2007 and now the WH....9.4% unemployment and 8,000 stock market. DOUBLE the unemployment and HALF the stock market!!! HOPE AND CHANGE!!
  • by Bob Location: Belhaven on Jun 26, 2009 at 07:49 PM
    Now OSOC you know this is all Former President George W. Bush's fault. "the one" and the gang (N. Pelosi, Dirty Harry and the rest) inherited all this. Just because gas prices have increased for 54 continuous days, problems ad nauseum, doesn't have anything to do with the current national or state politicos. Come on they are liberals and they are here to help you! Bev and the boys are going to solve this locally, she just has to make a few more out of country trips. But hey we are going after the former govenor and his wife (those dirty crooks). When are they going to go back and check Jim Hunts stealing days??? Oh wait a minute ...Education Education Education the mantra for NC lets throw some more money at Education! That will stimulate more jobs -Not. But hey at least those rich Republican factory owners can make any more money off the "poor" who use to get a pay check from them, now they can get it from the guberment! Say hello to Maggie for me!!!
  • by got a job on Jun 26, 2009 at 01:34 PM
    quit being lazy and get a job
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jun 26, 2009 at 01:23 PM
    Well ladies and gents, that changey-hopey thing along with the stimulus....not going too good, ehhh?
  • by Dwayne Location: Greenville on Jun 26, 2009 at 11:59 AM
    Change you can believe in.
  • by Ironhead Location: Greenville on Jun 26, 2009 at 11:44 AM
    Now that's change you can believe in!!! And it didn't take long to see the results. Way to go Obama!!
  • by Aunt B Location: greenville on Jun 26, 2009 at 09:21 AM
    I can believe that unemployment is up in eastern North Carolina , Just try to go someplace in Greenville, There is so much traffic that you can not get anywhere to work.
  • by LAB TECH Location: EASTERN NC on Jun 26, 2009 at 09:07 AM
    I work at a couple of different hospitals in eastern nc..not many days off. So much work available..been averaging 60-70 hrs/wk. Last 2 weeks I was at 160hrs(80/wk). Plenty of jobs still open in all medical fields....just 2 years of college is needed..just do it! I can't do all this work by myself..wink. Pay range is $17.50 to $24.00..not bad at all. All medical fields are in need.

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