RALEIGH, N.C. — Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased slightly in Brunswick, Bladen, Columbus and Pender Counties in November, while New Hanover County’s rate held steady at 5.5%. Brunswick and Columbus Counties saw 0.2% increases to 7% and 7.2%, respectively, while Bladen and Pender Counties saw 0.2% increases to 6.25 and 5.4%, respectively. Statewide, unemployment…

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RALEIGH, N.C. — The state’s seasonally adjusted November unemployment rate was 6.2 percent, remaining unchanged from October’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 0.2 of a percentage point to 6.7 percent. North Carolina’s November 2020 unemployment rate increased 2.6 percentage points from a year ago. The number of people employed increased 28,320 over the month…

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in all 100 of North Carolina’s counties in October. In southeastern North Carolina, Brunswick County’s unemployment rate dropped from 7.7% in September to 7% in October, while Bladen County’s rate dropped from 6.7% to 6.1%, Columbus County’s rate dropped from 7.9% to 7.2%, and unemployment in…

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