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NC unemployment rate tops 10 percent, as public sector jobs eliminated

North Carolina’s unemployment rate topped 10 percent last month.

Figures released by the N.C. Employment Security Commission Friday show that the private sector gained 6,900 jobs for the month. But those gains were more than erased by the loss of 11,800 local government jobs and 300 state government jobs.

The ESC notes the majority of the local government jobs lost were in education, including teaching positions.

North Carolina’s jobless rate now stands at 10.1%,  a full percentage point above the national unemployment rate.

5 Comments


  1. jlp75

    August 19, 2011 at 11:09 am

    I guess Speaker Tillis better start snapping that jobs bracelet around his wrist more. I think he forgot that this session was all about Jobs, Jobs, Jobs. Unless of course in the bizarro GOP world you create jobs by laying people off.

  2. David Esmay

    August 19, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Thom Terrific would have us believe ignorance is knowledge. The sad fact is the citizens of this state don’t have to wait for official jobs reports. We know what the situation is, and the “officail” numbers are at most, half of the real unemployment figures. Lay-offs are jobs,jobs are lay-offs. It’s too bad we don’t have a recall like Wisconsin, Berger,Tillis, and their misguided bretheren need a pink slip.

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  4. Jimmy

    August 21, 2011 at 7:18 am

    The Virginia unemployment rate is now 6.1 %- what’s going on here ?

  5. rb

    August 29, 2011 at 6:28 pm

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