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NC Jobless Rate Drops in November

The unemployment rate in North Carolina now sits at 10-percent.   It’s almost a half point lower than the month before but still a lot higher than the national rate.

Leoneda Inge:  The number of people employed in North Carolina jumped by close to 13-thousand residents.   But 16-thousand people lost work.  The movement results in a drop in the jobless rate – from 10-point-four to 10-percent.  But it’s still high.   The national jobless rate is 8-point-6-percent.   In the past year, most of the job growth in North Carolina has come in trade, transportation and utilities – gaining more than 12-thousand jobs.  During the same period – government lost 11-thousand jobs.  Most of those losses were in education.  451-thousand people are listed as unemployed in the state.

Leoneda Inge is WUNC’s race and southern culture reporter, the first public radio journalist in the South to hold such a position. She also is co-host of the podcast Tested and host of the special podcast series, PAULI. Leoneda is the recipient of numerous awards from AP, RTDNA and NABJ. She’s been a reporting fellow in Berlin and Tokyo. You can follow her on Twitter @LeonedaInge.
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