NC Unemployment Rate Decreases In November

The unemployment rate decreased in North Carolina in November.

The rate is down to 10 percent, down from 10.4 percent.

Despite the small margin, N.C. Department of Commerce Deputy Secretary Dale Carroll says "the drop in the unemployment rate was significant. However, the focus must remain on growing jobs in our state. The private sector has experienced moder­ate growth over the past year."

The number of unemployed people in our state decreased by 16,385 to 451,413.


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  • by WhyILoveobama and perdue on Dec 21, 2011 at 04:55 AM
    Man if unemployment keeps falling at this rate it will be only 2% by spring with 13 plus million still out of work eating off an obama food card.That WhyILoveobama and perdue.
  • by Jerome on Dec 20, 2011 at 10:48 AM
    Obama were the jobs and a better life, and the change we need?
  • by Lavon Location: Goldsboro on Dec 20, 2011 at 10:44 AM
    You know a person is delusional when they are presented with facts and still wont believe it. LOL Sometimes I wonder about people in Eastern NC.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 20, 2011 at 10:07 AM
    Virginia’s unemployment rate continued its decline, dropping to 5.7 percent in November, the Virginia Employment Commission reported Tuesday. The seasonally unadjusted rate had been 6.4 percent in September and 6.0 percent in October.
  • by Disgruntled(ex)worker on Dec 20, 2011 at 09:19 AM
    I and ten other people got laid off the same time from the same job Feb.2009 and stll are not working except for one he got lucky and got on as a correctional officer but took a pay cut of around $15K.All nine of us have not been counted as unemployed since march of this year.If nine out of ten of us are not being counted just imagine how skewed these numbers are nation wide.This report is all a lie to try and make the democratic party look good.It is BS.
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      by Theresa on Dec 20, 2011 at 09:59 AM in reply to Disgruntled(ex)worker
      It definately is BS. The true rate for unemployed who wish to work is more like 16%. Don't forget some of these workers are only through Christmas. Just wait until Jan.
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      by Lavon on Dec 20, 2011 at 10:42 AM in reply to Disgruntled(ex)worker
      Well get your behind out there and find another job and get off this website complaining. What you think this world is suppose to slow down for you or something.
  • by saywha? Location: Washington on Dec 20, 2011 at 08:55 AM
    You know, our unemployment rate is far from where anyone wants it to be, but I find it sad that when these slow, but sure decreases in the rate are announced, folks immediately pop off with the commentary about how things aren't getting better, that the number is lower because folks have run our of benefits, etc. All true, by the way, but, the important thing is it HAS ALWAYS BEEN THAT WAY. The unemployment rate doesn't count those folks who are off benefits or have quit looking and never has, so even when we have low unemployment rates the "True" number is always higher. Educated cons understand this but knowingly don't explain this to their simple minded lemmings, of whom there are so many on this board, wanting them to think that apparently this phenomenon only occurs during a Democratic presidency.
  • by Mike Location: Greenville on Dec 20, 2011 at 07:43 AM
    Unemployment benefits ran out. When benefits run out they are no longer counted. This doesn't mean more people are working, just that less are being counted.
  • by Citizen Location: Greenville on Dec 20, 2011 at 07:42 AM
    It's fake, people have given up looking for work.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 20, 2011 at 07:32 AM
    Thank goodness. Over 16,000 more people back to work and not having to take any help. How wonderful. What a great thing for the people that found work that made them self supporting again.
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      by Ed on Dec 20, 2011 at 08:24 AM in reply to
      This report did exactly(with you) what it was put out for,it did not say anyone went back to work ONLY said they came off unemployment.Now try and get a report from the FOOD STAMP and other PROGRAMS and see how much they went up.
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        by Frustrated on Dec 20, 2011 at 08:58 AM in reply to Ed
        I agree with Ed. I don't feel it's because people went back to work. The company I've worked with for years lost contracts and downsized last year at this time. I have over 13 years experience and have yet been able to find another job here. It's not everyone's choice to be unemployed. I would give anything to find work right now. This is a very sad area for employment.
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      by Tea Party Group Urges Small Businesses ‘Not To Hire A Single Person’ To Hurt Obama on Dec 20, 2011 at 10:33 AM in reply to
      Congressional Republicans have acted shocked and offended at Democrats’ suggestions that they are intentionally sabotaging the economy to try to win back the White House in 2012. Republicans have refused to pass President Obama’s jobs plan — which experts estimate will create at least 1.9 million jobs — and proposed an alternative plan that Moody’s says “will likely push the economy back into recession.” Now influential Tea Party leaders are throwing caution to the wind and openly lobbying business owners to stop hiring in order to hurt Obama politically. This week, Right Wing Watch picked up on a message Tea Party Nation sent to their members from conservative activist Melissa Brookstone. http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/10/20/348168/tea-party-group-businesses-hurt-obama/
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