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Old 03-10-2010, 10:17 AM
 
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For those contemplating a move to NC who often ask about employment, here is the latest...

The state figures just came out today:
N.C. unemployment remains above 11 percent :: WRAL.com It is not good news.

In a related story about the most recently available county figures, Wake County unemployment was at 8.4 percent. Durham was at 7.9 percent. Here is that story from January: Unemployment increases slightly in Wake County :: WRAL.com
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Old 03-10-2010, 11:05 AM
 
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Anyone who can support themselves through self-employment, come on down! Seriously!

Last edited by lovebrentwood; 03-10-2010 at 11:34 AM..
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Old 03-12-2010, 09:39 PM
 
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its like that in all the states...so what difference does it make anymore...
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Old 03-14-2010, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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its like that in all the states...so what difference does it make anymore...
It's not 11% in all the states (and that's not counting those competing for NC jobs who reside elsewhere). It makes a difference because if you are expecting to be employed when you move, wouldn't you want to actually move to somewhere that that is likely to happen? If you're retired or self-employed, it may be a moot point. But if you're casting your net to other states based on looking for work, it would make sense to look hardest in the states where more jobs/lower unemployment are.
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Old 03-15-2010, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Lansing, MI
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Francois - +1
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Old 03-25-2010, 10:18 AM
 
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Well my husband and I live in Pasco county Florida were they tell us unemployment rate is 17%. I know that I have been out of work for the first time in 21 yrs for 3 months. We used to live in NC and are thinking about coming back to the Mebane/Graham area any thoughts?????? Thanks
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Old 03-25-2010, 12:34 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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In the Charlotte metro there is efforts for job creation look at all these job threads most since January
3 this month
500 JOBS coming soon

A Fortune 100 company coming to create hundreds of jobs!

More new jobs coming...

Husqvarna to Bring 160 Jobs to Charlotte

Mortgage services business Zenta adding 1,000 jobs in Charlotte

Siemens confirms boost in Jobs in Charlotte

Another More Jobs Coming to Charlotte Thread

Ethan Allen to fill 302 jobs
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Old 03-26-2010, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Raleigh,NC
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Yet Charlotte still has one of the highest unemployment rates in the state.

Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill NC-SC — 12.8 percent, up from 12.1 percent.
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Old 03-26-2010, 01:01 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Yet Charlotte still has one of the highest unemployment rates in the state.

Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill NC-SC — 12.8 percent, up from 12.1 percent.
but the unemployment will go down as Charlotte area
is making efforts to attract new buisness to provide MORE JOBS

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Old 03-26-2010, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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but the unemployment will go down as Charlotte area
is making efforts to attract new buisness to provide MORE JOBS
Well, even adding more jobs doesn't necessarily shrink the unemployment rate when you have thousands moving IN even above and beyond the jobs that are offered. And, unless those jobs go to people already living here, they don't help the unemployment rate on iota. I would certainly hope that employers would give preference to NC residents over out-of-staters, other things being fairly equal--otherwise it doesn't change the number of jobless North Carolinians at all.
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