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New window on NC economy to open with April jobless rate

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s economy continues to show bright spots, but the unemployment rate remains stubbornly higher than the national average.
The state and federal governments on Friday report North Carolina’s jobless rate for April. The state’s unemployment rate for March was unchanged from the previous month at 5.5 percent. The national unemployment rate was 5 percent in March.
Both the state and national jobless rates have been steadily improving since the Great Recession.
North Carolina’s unemployment rate was 5.8 percent last March and 6.5 percent in March 2014.

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