If you’re unemployed and have been for several months, you’re not alone. North Carolina’s unemployment rate stayed put at 4.5 percent in January, where it hasn’t budged in the past three months. The last time that NC’s rate matched up with the national average of 4.4 percent was back in August of 2017. However, our state then distressed to 4.5 percent, while the national average changed to 4.1 percent in October. Neither has changed since then. Nonetheless, 70,000 extra workers were added to payrolls between Jan. 2017 and Jan. 2018, according to statistics.
By: The Point Staff
Bill to Increase NC School Counselors Stalled
After the Parkland tragedy, state legislatures everywhere were trying to figure out how schools can be made safer. North Carolina realized they didn’t have enough psycho...
High School Students Recruited to be Paramedics
There is a big shortage of paramedics in Wake County, and apparently nationwide. Being an EMT doesn’t seem to be a career that many kids want to be when they grow up, bu...
Apple Coming to NC?
I know ya’ll really want Amazon to set up headquarters here, but Apple would be a good consolation prize, right? Well, the conglomerate that Steve Jobs built may be sett...