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NC unemployment drops to 9.3 percent in October

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RALEIGH — North Carolina’s unemployment rate dropped to 9.3 percent in October, a decrease of .3 percent.

On Friday, the State Commerce Department released the latest statistics.

The state’s unemployment rate was at 9.6 percent in September, which was down from 2011.

The number of workers in North Carolina increased by over 43,000 to 4.3 million, an increase of over 95,000 compared to 2011.