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NC January Unemployment at 10.2% PDF Print
Written by Steve Frank   
Wednesday, 14 March 2012 07:38

North Carolina gained 17,000 nonfarm jobs in January, according to statistics released today by the state’s Department of Commerce.  Over the year, that state has seen an increase of 50,600 jobs. The state’s January unemployment rate decreased to 10.2 percent from December’s benchmark rate of 10.4 percent. Nationally, January’s unemployment rate was 8.3 percent. Trade, Transportation & Utilities gained 6200 jobs, while Leisure & Hospitality Services lost 1200 jobs, expected after the holiday season.  But the January 2012 numbers were still up over January 2011 employment in the sector by nearly 8000.  County by county numbers will be released next week.

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