Unemployment rates continue decline

September 24, 2010 5:41:17 PM PDT
Unemployment rates dropped in 82 of North Carolina's 100 counties in August, according to statistics released Friday by the Employment Security Commission.

But state officials say North Carolina is still a long way from a full economic recovery.

"While the rates have lowered, current economic conditions continue to be a challenge for many communities across North Carolina as the unemployment rate remains at 10 percent or over in half of the state's counties," offered ESC Chairman Lynn Holmes.

Click here to read the ESC news release (.pdf)

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