NC says Feb. jobless rate down notch to 9.4 percent

NC says Feb. jobless rate down notch to 9.4 percent

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Unemployed people queue outside an unemployment registry office in Madrid, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010. Spain's Labor Ministry says the number of people filing claims for unemployment benefits rose for a third straight month in October, by about 68,000. (AP Photo/Arturo Rodriguez)

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on March 28, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 28 at 1:15 PM

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Thousands of North Carolina residents quit looking for work in last month, a development that cut the state's unemployment rate slightly to 9.4 percent from 9.5 percent in January. 

The state Commerce Department said Thursday that North Carolina's unemployment rate for February remained well above the national rate of 7.7 percent. 

The agency reported earlier this month that North Carolina's unemployment rate rose to 9.5 percent in January as more than 9,000 people entered the labor force.   

That turned around in February, with more than 35,000 workers no longer working or looking for work. 
 

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