Unemployment in North Carolina: Up

Troubling news in the Tar Heel State.

RALEIGH — Unemployment rates increased in 99 of North Carolina’s 100 counties in November, according to statistics released today by the state’s Employment Security Commission. The rate remained the same in Davie

Not so good.  I continue to hope for the best here in North Carolina, but we continue to struggle.  I’m not sure why.  Even though we are a Democrat dominated State, and have been for well over 100 years, even the Democarst have been relatively pro-business here in North Carolina.

I suspect that the reason we continue to see jobs drift away is that we have been so heavily dependent on furniture and textile mills.  And, as we all know, that work has been moving over seas for some time now.

I’ll have to do some research to see how long it took other cities [see Pittsburgh] to recover as they saw their jobs vanish.  In any event, let’s hope that 2011 does better than 2010:

Over the year, the unemployment rates dropped in 81 counties, remained the same in one county, and increased in 18.

So, year over year, Carolina has dropped its unemployment, but only by 0.7%.



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