February Unemployment Numbers On The Way

North Carolina's jobs agency is announcing whether January's record unemployment rate has gotten better or worse.

The Employment Security Commission on Friday releases jobless data for February.

It was earlier this month that the state reported that January's unemployment rate hit a historic high of 11.1 percent. That's the highest level since states started their current calculation method in 1976.

January also marked a year that the state's jobless rate has been stuck above its previous high. There were more than 500,000 unemployed workers statewide in January.

Any planned hiring in February may have been slowed by snowstorms that covered the state's western counties.


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  • by Annonymous Military Dude on Mar 28, 2010 at 09:35 AM
    Just wait to see what unemployment goes to with Obamacare, there will be too many companies and employers that will not be able to affored hiring more employees and more than likely have to layoff more people in order to afford healthcare for the minimum number of employees they will need just to keep their busuness afloat. Just remember Barlow, the economy was doing great until Bush's last 2 years when the Democrats took over.
  • by Derrick Location: Raleigh on Mar 26, 2010 at 01:29 PM
    It takes time to stop a runaway Freight Train. This train has been picking up speed for 8 yrs. Without the Stimulus, unemployment might be in the 20 percentile range.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Mar 26, 2010 at 07:25 AM
    11.1 percent. That's the highest level since states started their current calculation method in 1976. March will be much worse than Feb. Jobs are going away quicker than Biden from a microphone. Actually Lavon, you master is Soros or don't you know that by now?
  • by Lavon Location: Goldsboro on Mar 26, 2010 at 05:05 AM
    The jobs are coming, its going to take a little time just like Obama told you son. Haven't you learned yet not to question your master
  • by Mike Location: Edenton on Mar 26, 2010 at 03:52 AM
    Worse?? You mean the Obama revolution continues to fail? Where are all the jobs created as promised in the recovery bills? Why hasn't Levon, Barlow, and other Obama cheerleaders chimed in on this?
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