NC gets post-election look at monthly jobless rate

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The elections are over and North Carolina can see if the state’s unemployment rate was improving in October.

The state Commerce Department on Friday releases the latest snapshot on the much-watched economic indicator.

North Carolina’s unemployment rate edged back down to 9.6 percent in September, the same level as July after an uptick in August.

The September figures left North Carolina with the fifth-highest unemployment rate among states behind only Nevada, Rhode Island, California, and New Jersey.

About 62,000 more workers were drawing paychecks than in September last year, when the state unemployment rate was 10.7 percent.

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