unemployment rate Unemployment Drops Again in NC, but Parts of the Southeastern Region are Still Struggling By Rachel Lewis Hilburn • Apr 9, 2014 NC Dept. of Commerce Unemployment is down across most of North Carolina. That’s according to the latest analysis from the Department of Commerce. NC Unemployment Dips Slightly in October By Sara Wood • Nov 20, 2012 According to the most recent report from the North Carolina Labor and Economic Analysis Division, the state unemployment rate decreased in October. WHQR’s Sara Wood reports it dropped slightly to 9.3 percent. Real estate market may have bottomed out; part of discussion at UNCW's Economic Outlook Conference By Rachel Lewis Hilburn • Oct 1, 2012 Why is the unemployment rate in North Carolina so stubborn?