The unemployment rate for the Rocky Mount Metropolitan Statistical Area dropped to 10 percent in November 2013 but was still the highest rate of the state's 14 metro areas.

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The unemployment rate for the Rocky Mount Metropolitan Statistical Area dropped to 10 percent in November 2013 but was still the highest rate of the state's 14 metro areas.

Unemployment rate drops in area

By John Henderson

Staff Writer

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Unemployment rates have significantly dropped in the Twin Counties. But officials said the latest figures might be misleading when trying to accurately gauge the job market of the area.

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