North Carolina’s Jobless Rate for October

North Carolina’s unemployment rate was up slightly in October to 11%, according to Friday’s News and Record.  County rates are due out next week.

In other news on unemployment, here’s an interesting article from CNBC on the broader national jobless rate, which includes the underemployed and those who have given up looking for work.  This statistic, called the U-6 rate by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, now stands at 17.5%. 

North Carolina’s U-6 rate (which is evidently based upon different statistical criteria than the national figure) stood at 16.5% at the end of the third quarter.  You can view the U-6 rates for all the states on this Bureau of Labor Statistics page.

Please remember, if you’re unemployed and looking for work, Greensboro Public Library has plenty of links for job seekers on this page.

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