NC unemployment rate increase for January
RALEIGH -- North Carolina's January unemployment rate increased to 9.5 percent, the state Commerce Department announced Monday.
The rate is up from December's annual revised rate of 9.4 percent. The national rate rose to 7.9 percent from December's 7.8 percent
North Carolina's January 2013 unemployment rate is 0.1 of a percentage point lower than a year ago.
The number of people employed increased 2,888 to 4,323,089 over the month, and increased to 83,518 over the year, according to the figures released on Monday. The number of people unemployed grew 6,243 to 453,276 over the month, and grew 2,634 over the year.
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