U.S. Unemployment Rate at 8.9%, But Layoffs Show Signs of Easing

This is just a brief post acknowledging release of the national unemployment rate for April, which stood at 8.9%.  North Carolina’s state data will be released on May 22nd and the county data will follow on May 29th.

Though preliminary estimates indicate 539,000 jobs were lost in April, officials are taking heart from the fact that this is down from a revised 699,000 in March.   

Please remember the Library’s JobSkills offerings, such as our new Job Talk and Java sessions.


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