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NC Employment Security Commission Tries to Put Positive Spin on Rising Unemployment

The unemployment rate in North Carolina rose from 10.1 to 10.4 percent in August, reports the state Employment Security Commission. However, in the press release announcing the increase the commission began by noting employment increased by 16,500. Its not until the fourth paragraph down the agency reports the ranks of the unemployed rose by 11,747 to 468,140. Here’s another nugget of news for government workers in North Carolina. Their ranks swelled by 13,600 or two percent in August.  Via  



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