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Business & Economy

State Jobless Rate Up

New numbers out today paint a struggling jobs picture for the state of North Carolina.

 North Carolina lost more jobs in November than any other state. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics – the state lost 12-thousand 500 jobs.

That may explain why the state’s unemployment rate crept up by a tenth of a percent to 9-point-7 percent in November.

The largest decrease in jobs came in two sectors - Trade, Transportation and Utilities and in Leisure and Hospitality totaling a loss of 10-thousand, 400 jobs. The sector with the biggest gain was Education and Health Services. Last month – North Carolina paid almost 402 million dollars in unemployment benefits.

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