Unemployment Rates Soaring In Some Eastern Carolina Counties

Nearly three out of every four counties in NC has a higher unemployment rate than last month, with one in the east hitting 17 percent.

Edgecombe County continues to have one of the highest unemployment rates in the state, at 17 percent. As for the major metropolitan areas in Eastern Carolina, Greenville's rate stayed the same for October, at 10 percent. Jacksonville's rate actually decreased to 8 percent. Rocky Mount's increased to 13.7 percent. Goldsboro's unemployment held steady at 8.8 percent.

To see a county-by-county breakdown of unemployment rates, click here.
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  • by g Location: coast on Dec 5, 2009 at 11:26 AM
    You guys are trippin'. The reason we have no jobs in N.C. is because Jim Hunt made everything illegal. No industry wants to come to a state where the DMV is gonna stop every truck and ticket them for leaking oil, taillight, etc. Hamilton beach, Singer, Werehauser, I can go on and on, are not gonna open a plant in a state where they can't even get employees to work without a ticket. Angels can't even help N.C., they would be ticketed for "oversize wings".
  • by History Student Location: NC on Dec 3, 2009 at 10:08 PM
    US Citizen --- Read the short book of Revelations. The end is near? The people who wrote the book of Revelations never even went on a Jet Plane? I did I want to Disney Land in Flordia. I had a travel agent , and Your Quote Pray hard against the devils work? I just went to Disney Land. Jane might be right. - your nuts. Citizen should go on vacation?
  • by Wolfgang Location: Chocowinity,NC on Dec 3, 2009 at 09:31 AM
    In my opinion Obama is inviting a 2nd Pearl Harbor. All public info - The September 11 attacks caused NATO to invoke Article 5 of the NATO Charter for the first time in its history. The Article says that an attack on any member shall be considered to be an attack on all. The invocation was confirmed on October 4, 2001 when NATO determined that the attacks were indeed eligible under the terms of the North Atlantic Treaty. -- Now Obama has already reduced funding for missile defense and threatens to eliminate the program entirely. Yet missile defense is the only potential defense against nuclear missile threats from a growing number of terrorists and tyrants around the world. This deriliction of duty on Obama's part could result in the deaths of millions. Barack Obama is destroying America and NATO. It is up to Americans to realize the danger and rise up against this destruction before it is too late. Beware of the enemy from within
  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on Dec 3, 2009 at 08:38 AM
    Obama Snake Oil Co. I thank you for turning your 1,000,000 candle power spotlight on what's going on behind the Wracehouse in DC. George Soros and his supporters should be exposed on Fox news. Glen & Hannity should be all over this everyday. everyday warning America of what's actually going on behind the dirty political lying scheme. I will gladly take hold of this flag pole "issue" and run everywhere I can in the days ahead so people will understand what is going on. There's devilish power at work behind all of their lies and Shadows which effects their party voters. We have to get physical and spiritual while exposing their lies to the democratic Zombies that voted them in office. Pray hard against the devils work and fight the good fight using every right we have till he's exposed!!! Thank you for your comments and caring spirit which exposes the truth.
  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on Dec 3, 2009 at 07:26 AM
    Jane, I have no idea what you're talking about or the answer to your question. Don't be scared. This is all true and will take place as planned. They want you and me to be nuts and suffer for their sake. You do need to read sooo much more than you've done relating to the new world order plan and who's behind it. You along with most of the other schools of sprat swimming in the ocean don't understand or know about the New World Order. Some people won't receive the truth until it eventually Hits them in the face. We will not continue to live in our spoiled rotten wonderlands here in the US forever. There will be a New World Order which is a Socialist type government with communistic views. They are at war with our Christianity as a religion, freedoms, rights etc.. Don't you see the light or are you blind like the rest. Read the short book of Revelations and you'll have more understanding of what I'm talking about. God Bless you Jane
  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on Dec 3, 2009 at 07:12 AM
    Hey Joe, I knew that they made most of their fortune in oil. Standard Oil Of New York SONY and financed Japan to recovery from WWII. My father had bonds that were tied to power plants out west with Rockefeller money which he made money off of during 90's and early 2000 yrs. I'm not sure what they're into right now or where most of the family fortune lies within investments but I do know I was correct in my statement. You get a B Joe, thanks. Wolfgang!!! you get an A with extra credit for telling the whole truth here to a deceived American audience. Tell it like it is and God will Bless you. Expose the works of the devil through our corrupt and evil government. The truth will set you free.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Dec 3, 2009 at 06:34 AM
    US Citizen, the shadow party is the control for what happened to the democratic party. The common liberals that post on these stories, never look at what is going on in the party, just do as they are told. The party of the working class has been replaced by billionaires bent and determined to own America at any cost. This is why they are bending to anyone's needs, to further gain control. Soros, a nazi informer in WWII, is bent on coverting America to communism with "himself" running the show. He commonly, stays with the Obamas in the Whitehouse for a reason. I also see a tie into getting Obamas (Soros) policies passed as so quickly, no one has time to read it. Like Cap and Trade, no one read it. It has taxes going to the average middle class family, you cannot imagine. Fox says its around $1400 per home a year. Why, global warming! You know, the scam that Al Gore perpetrated over the years???? That was exposed corruption on keeping the temps high...money, its about money.
  • by Joseph Location: NC on Dec 3, 2009 at 04:46 AM
    To US citizen question - Rockefellers own power plants? Rockefeller was unable to maintain his monopoly - even if he practiced deception. By 1911, Standard refined only 64% of the available petroleum in contrast to the 90% it refined 32 years earlier. The competition included Gulf, Texaco, Union, Pure, and Shell.15 More and more consumers turned to natural gas and electricity
  • by Wolfgang Location: Chocowinity,NC on Dec 2, 2009 at 08:32 PM
    All public info. Obama is attempting to undermine America's Christian and Judeo-Christian culture. By constantly treating Christianity as the moral equivalent of atheism , and going to almost every Islamic nation in the world , and by proclaiming that America is no longer a Christian nation (even though about 80% of Americans still believe in the resurrection of Christ), Obama is turning his back on America's great strength. Barack & Michelle spent over 20 years in Rev. Wright church of hate. You decide. What he thinks about the American people. It seems to be a done deal to me.
  • by brw549 Location: Washington on Dec 2, 2009 at 07:20 PM
    I think if you are on welfare then you should lose your right to vote because of conflict of interest. That's my stimulus.
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