NC Unemployment Numbers Not Seeing Much Improvement

The Employment Security Commission on Wednesday releases unemployment figures for January.

The jobless rate has already hovered at the historic high of around 11 percent for 11 months. January would make it a year that the unemployment rate has been stuck in such gloomy territory.

North Carolina's jobless rate hit a historic high of 11.2 percent in December at the same time the number of jobs lost since the recession started two years ago neared 250,000.

The high unemployment rate has meant longer periods before workers are able to find new jobs.


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  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on Mar 10, 2010 at 04:36 PM
    Guys I think Lavon may have left us and has found a liberal news site so he won't catch flack over Obama. Truthfully speaking, Obama has alotted so many billions into our highway programs for jobs, improvements etc. and not enough towards the small businesses. I think Obama should build more toll stations which Give out money instead of recieving!!! That'll help the economy better than hiring state workers making bigger government. Give it to the people who're hiring, working the hardest and succeeding. Not just to government. I like highway workers, it's the crooked lawmakers, abortion funding and liberal programs that I have a problem with. The unemployment status isn't going to get better. The state we're in is going to get worse. Obama is changing America and is being told what to do by Bilderberg high ranking members who rule the worlds financial markets and political arenas. Look these guys up. Bilderberg group, Obama and The New World Order. Study on the NWO. It'll wake you up.
  • by isit2012yet? on Mar 10, 2010 at 03:50 PM
    Someone please explain why these idiots are so fixated with healthcare reform and carbon emissions with unemployment so high. Who do they think they will tax to pay for these stupid ideas when everyone is out of work. Typical liberal logic!
  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on Mar 10, 2010 at 11:23 AM
    what!!!!!! this can't be!!! Lavon said Obama has been straightening out all the mess that Bush left behind. oooooo. In reality Obama has made our economic situation 5 times worse in the long run. Until stimulus runs out we will see harder times and will have extreme difficulty paying off the interest on the 5 trillion he just borrowed much less our actual debt.
  • by Wolfgang Location: Chocowinity,NC on Mar 10, 2010 at 07:19 AM
    Where is Dataman, Lavon, Barlow, and all the other Obama cheerleaders? To spin Obama's NC Unemployment Numbers on Ex President Bush? Looks like Obama's Trillions of $$$$$ dollars job stimulas plan got more people out of work and on food stamps or welfare. Maybe Obama's should just simply cut small & big business taxes? So business can save money and hire again. Oh I forgot Obama is not that smart.
  • by pete Location: grifton on Mar 10, 2010 at 07:06 AM
    GOOD NEWS,GOOD NEWS,GOOD NEWS the government is going to hire 2000 more I.R.S agents and plan a 100% increase in the number of audits.silly you thought our government wasn't doing anything to increase the number of jobs.OH! jethro this was bush's fault.
  • by Scott Location: Greenville on Mar 10, 2010 at 05:31 AM
    The majority of the problems aren't coming from exporting jobs, although the US does have the highest corporate tax rate in the WORLD and the dems try to demonize tax cuts for the places that hire people. The main problem comes from uncertainty of what will happen with health care. Small businesses and large corporations don't know how much it will cost them to hire someone. One of ENC's main industries is tourism and this health care bill would kill those businesses. Turnover is so high in those industries that by the time you filed the paperwork to provide health care for all of your employees; they wouldn't work for you anymore. What America needs is term limits for Congress, there should be no such thing as a career politician. I also love how most congressmen and barry obama have never worked in the private sector which means they have never had to worry about the bottom line. That is why they think they can just print money. The people need to pop the Washington bubble.
  • by cww on Mar 10, 2010 at 05:22 AM
    For all of the arm chair politicians out there that thought the economy was going to be repaired in 1-2 years, you need to be more realistic. It took decades for our economy to get in the shape it's in now. Both Republicans and Democrats are to blame for this as well as the American people. We as a nation spend with no thought of the consciquences for running up freakishly large amounts of debt. It will take quite some time to recover from this nightmere of a recession/depression. In order to find good jobs people are going have to relocate if need be to find a job. I myself had to move several hundred miles from home town to find a really great job. It's sad but true but, this to shall pass.
  • by Hans on Mar 10, 2010 at 05:12 AM
    But the gas prices are rising because of the "great improvement of the economy."
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Mar 10, 2010 at 04:31 AM
    The great Obama not keeping his promises, now is he.I sure don't see no change for the better.Typical Washington LIAR!
  • by Stan Location: G'ville on Mar 10, 2010 at 04:13 AM
    I wonder if the same percentage of jobs that were exported out of the country by companies looking for cheaper labor equals the increased percentage of people unemployed. The global economy has pluses and minuses for the USA.
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