Unemployment Drops In All 100 Counties

There is some good news on the employment front all across the state--unemployment rates have dropped in all the North Carolina's 100 counties.

March figures were released Friday morning. Unemployment rates also dropped in all 14 of the state's metro areas. Goldsboro showed a .7% decline, Greenville with a .4% decline, Jacksonville down .6% and Rocky Mount with a .8% decrease.

Among counties in the state, Dare County saw the biggest drop, down 3% to 14.4%, while Hyde County was second with a 2.4% drop to 11.6%.

Other counties in Eastern Carolina which saw significant drops were Tyrrell with a drop of 1.6%, Halifax with a 1.4% decrease, Jones had a 1.3% decline, and Pamlico showed a 1.2% drop.


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  • by Ed Location: NC on Apr 27, 2010 at 09:22 AM
    Don't confuse seasonal employment rates with economic growth. It's perfectly normal for unemployment to drop as tourism, the fishing industry, and agricultural produce all demand seasonal workers as we head into warmer weather. These unemployment numbers don't mean a thing in regards to the long term economic picture.
  • by Big Red Location: Greenville on Apr 25, 2010 at 12:56 PM
    Of course the numbers of the unemployed went down. They're all temporary census takers, that, when the census count is over, and they are all let go, Uuuuup, goes the figures again to the 11.2 we had in February and March!
  • by Sam Location: Greenville on Apr 24, 2010 at 01:35 AM
    No Dave, you have already proved it with your previous postings, TALKING LOUD /SAYING NOTHING. very sad.
  • by Dave on Apr 23, 2010 at 07:48 PM
    I want bad things to happen to America so I can blame it on Obama. Do I need to show you proof for that too?
  • by Anonymous Location: Greenville on Apr 23, 2010 at 06:46 PM
    Lavon, we all know exactly what Kay's problem is, along with a lot more on this site.
  • by Vance on Apr 23, 2010 at 06:05 PM
    Lavon please slow down.Dont get so excited!You are going to blow a Head Gasket!We need you here for AMUSEMENT!Look at the total over all standings of AMERICA! It is a JOKE!And it is on all of US!
  • by Lavon Location: Goldsboro on Apr 23, 2010 at 05:37 PM
    Kay-Why are in such denial. When are you going to get tired of hating and wishing bad things on America just because you don't like the President? Can you not comprehend what this topic said. it says "Unemployment Drops In All 100 Counties" What part of that don't you understand Kay? Unemployment is down, the Dow is up. Kay, you have NOTHING! to support your rediculous arguments. What exactly is your problem?
  • by Lavon Location: Goldsboro on Apr 23, 2010 at 04:57 PM
    I told you I told you I told you haters that God is working through that great President Barack Obama. I know you haters are so mad and angry about this good news. When are you going to realize that this country is progressing under Obama and not going backwards like you wish it would. Obama told you when he first became President that the Jobs market would recover slowly but surely now didn't he? One of these days you haters are going to listen to us.
  • by sam Location: Greenville on Apr 23, 2010 at 04:42 PM
    Dave, Please,please.please supply proof of all your babbling. I get sick and tired of people making idiotic comments without facts or proof. This is not Fox news man.
  • by Anonymous Location: Greenville on Apr 23, 2010 at 04:38 PM
    osoc.........you lie everyday, get over it, the election is O`V E R!!!! put more of your effort in trying to be positive instead of trashing EVERYTHING this president is doing. I bet you was one of the anti-Americans who wished the President to fail.
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