State unemployment drops slightly

July 17, 2009 2:31:38 PM PDT
North Carolina's unemployment rate decreased slightly in June according to statistics released Friday by the N.C. Employment Security Commission. It slipped to 11 percent - down from 11.1 percent in May. Compare that to 6.1 percent a year ago.

County by county numbers for June are due out later this month.

The news isn't good for the thousands still looking for work, and time is running out for many.

The ESC says roughly 8700 people will run out of unemployment benefits within the next two months.