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N.C. jobless rate falls to near five-year low

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Posted: Friday, September 20, 2013 10:44 am | Updated: 7:53 pm, Fri Sep 20, 2013.

The state’s unemployment rate slipped to a nearly five-year low of 8.7 percent in August, the N.C. Commerce Department reported Friday.

The last time the rate was lower was 8.1 percent in December 2008, the month before North Carolina began to experience the full effect of the economic downturn.

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