Unemployment rate increases in most NC coastal counties
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WILMINGTON -- New disappointing numbers on the job front in North Carolina were released Tuesday. They show unemployment rates increased in 93 of the state's 100 counties in December.
Graham County has the highest unemployment in the state at 17.5 percent, that's up more than 2 percent from the previous month. New Hanover County's rate was one of the lowest at 9.7 percent, which was up up .4 from November. Brunswick County's rate was 11.9, up more than 1 percent from last month and Pender County was one of the exceptions. Its rate dropped a .1 to 11.5 percent.