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State unemployment remains unchanged

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For those looking for a job, here's the bad news: finding a job isn't getting much easier.

The state's unemployment rate stayed level in July, remaining at 11.0 percent.

Overall, the number of unemployed workers did drop by 4,853 people, but that was not a large enough decrease to change the state's overall unemployment rate.

Moreover, non-farm payrolls, which in June showed the first increase since September, fell again in July by 26,400 jobs.

"We continue to feel the effects of a struggling global and national economy," said N.C. Employment Security Commission chairman Moses Carey Jr.

Nationally, the unemployment rate decreased slightly from 9.5 percent in June to 9.4 percent in July.

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STATE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES NEED TO BE INVESTIGATED

I PERSONNALY BELIEVE N. C. STATE GOVERNMENTS EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES NEED TO BE GIVEN AN SERIOUS LOOKING INTO AS TO THEIR HIRING AN FIRING POLICYS

HOW CAN UNEMPLOYMENT WHEN THE STATE IS BLACKLISTING FORMER EMPL

HOW CAN YOU EXPECT THE STATE UNEMPLOYMENT TO GET BETTER WHEN THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA ALLOWS ITS MANGAMENT TO BLACKLIST FORMER EMPLOYEES FROM GETTING OR FINDING NEW EMPLOYMENT REGARDLESS OF HOW HARD THEY SEARCH FOR NEW OPPUNRITY'S ONCE OUTSIDE OF STATE GOVERNMENTS PAYROLLS THANK YOU

unemployment

the confusion that landshark has about the rate and the number of unemployed is due to those figures coming from 2 different surveys. the household survey/poll gives the percent number-always an estimate. the payroll number is a firmer lagging number. i believe it was mark twain sho said there are 3 kinds of lies-lies, damn lies, and staistics

State unemployment remains unchanged

That's just not true? Someone, somewhere in the state dropped off the rolls? One of two things happen? They got a job? They didn't get a job, but the benefits ran out, they are still unemployed and not being counted? CORRECT! Why don't we just say we don't know what the unemployement rate is! Until we get the process fixed!

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Retail reporter Sue Stock came to the N&O in 2004 and has been covering retail and shopping in the Triangle since then. She is the author of the popular Taking Stock blog and the weekly Retailing column. Contact Sue at 919-829-4649 or e-mail her.
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