New NC Unemployment Numbers To Be Released

North Carolina jobseekers are on the watch for whether new hope brought more workers into the labor market, and whether that pushed the unemployment rate to a new high.

The state's Employment Security Commission on Friday releases unemployment data for March. The agency last month reported that the state's jobless rate rose in February to 11.2 percent, the highest since states started their current calculation method in 1976.

The employment data also contained hopeful news. Even though thousands of jobs were cut in February, more than 11,000 workers started searching for a job. Economists say that could be a sign that more people are returning to the work force because they believe more jobs are available.

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  • by Bill Location: Greenville on Apr 16, 2010 at 09:39 AM
    Yea, this is certainly change, lets see how bev puts the spin on the new numbers. Such as this is only a small train wreck.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Apr 16, 2010 at 05:11 AM
    lavon? Where is all that success you pound out about? Is this more of that hopey changey thing you stand for?

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