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Nearly 7,600 state workers — including teacher assistants, community college and university staffers — lost their jobs in June, driving North Carolina's unemployment up to 9.9 percent, the highest rate since October.
Governments from federal, state, city and county levels in June alone shed 10,200 workers statewide.
...Buncombe County Schools lost 80 teacher assistants and another 10 or so custodians in June from a staff of 4,000 full- and part-time workers, said Jan Blunt, a schools spokeswoman...