Friday, November 20, 2009

Unemployment Rate Ratchets Back Up

After a six-month streak of either decreasing or staying flat, North Carolina's unemployment rate increased in October--to 11 percent. Unemployment in September stood at 10.8 percent. We'll get an idea of what this means for Edgecombe County on Tuesday, December 1st, when the state releases jobless rates for individual counties. Even in months when the state-wide unemployment rate dropped, Edgecombe has seen it's jobless numbers tick upward.

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1 comment:

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