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Falling unemployment rate masks troubled NC economy

Why We Worry / Raleigh-Durham Bureau In remarks at the end of his first year in office — the first year of the Republican supermajority in Raleigh — Gov. Pat McCrory cited the state’s tumbling employment rate (down 2.1% for the year) as proof that his policies are improving the NC economy. “At times we had to […]

NC employment falls in 2013

Why We Worry / Raleigh-Durham Bureau Since Governor Pat McCrory took office in January, the unemployment rate in North Carolina has dropped from 9.5% to 8.0%. Though still a far cry from the 5% rate in January 2008,  the drop suggests a significant improvement in the job market. In a speech earlier this week, McCrory […]