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Jobs pace in Halifax County picks up

SoVaNow.com / May 01, 2014
Halifax County registered an increase of 215 jobs from February to March as the local jobless rate dropped to 8.5 percent in March, down from 8.7 percent the month before.

Not only were there more jobs in March, the county’s civilian labor force also grew by 212, going from 15,766 persons in February to 15,978 in March.

In March of 2013 the county’s jobless rate stood at 8.6 percent with a labor force numbering 15,591 members.

To the east, Mecklenburg County saw its unemployment rate drop also from 9.0 in February to 8.7 in March as 147 more members of the County’s 12,300 civilian labor force found work.
That was pretty much the story all across the region as Charlotte County saw its jobless rate drop from 7.3 in February to 7.2 in March, Pittsylvania County from 6.6 to 6.5 and Brunswick County from 9.3 to 9.0.

Nationally the unemployment rate dropped to 6.8 in March, down from the even seven percent rate in February. However, statewide the jobless rate rose to 5.3 in March, up from February’s rate of 5.2 percent.

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Is this because of real jobs or people dropping out of the job market because they can't find a job? Anyone that has taken stats, will know you can skew numbers anyway you want. Does anyone really trust Obama and his Clone terry?


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