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Charlotte's Unemployment Rate Reaches 10.5 Percent

By March 19, 2009

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Like many of us, I know many people who have lost jobs in the Charlotte area over the last several months. No one is immune to the economic downturn the country is going through.

According to the the N.C. Employment Security Commission, Charlotte's unemployment rate for January rose to 10.5 percent from 8.9 percent in December 2008. January's rate is the highest unemployment rate the Charlotte area has seen since 1973.

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March 20, 2009 at 8:10 am
(1) Sara Abrams says:

I think every American needs some kind of plan B, like a home based business. Not everyone can be self employed, obviously, but this economy is changing some people’s lives in positive ways. For example, I’m a legal assistant, but I don’t really like it, and there are no jobs anyway, so I’ve had to be creative and find something I do love and as a side benefit get to work out of my home!

March 20, 2009 at 12:02 pm
(2) charlotte says:

I agree Sara. I think a lot of positive can happen for a lot of people. It’s weathering the storm right now that is tricky!

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