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Unemployment a Mixed Bag in High Country PDF Print
Written by Steve Frank   
Friday, 06 January 2012 07:13

Employment statistics for November show some wide improvement in the unemployment rates of counties across North Carolina—but joblessness continues to be a problem for many state residents.  74 of the state’s 100 counties showed some decreases in their unemployment rates, including just under a percent drop in Ashe County, but still 10% of the county’s workforce is unemployed.  Avery’s rate, however, increased to 10.9% showing a full percent increase while Watauga’s rate dropped .3 of a percent to 7.3%, down .2 of a percent.  Watauga’s rate was one of the lowest in the state, with only Gates, Polk and Orange counties lower. the Wilkes rate was 10.6%, down .2%, while Caldwell continued to have one of the state’s highest rates, stuck at 13.1%. The highest rate in the state was Scotland County’s 16.6%, the state rate 9.5%.

  
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