Floral designer Manuel Escobar prepares a arrangement of 43 red roses for a customer's Valentine's Day wedding anniversary during a very busy day at Fallon's Creative Flowers shop on St. Mary's Street, Raleigh, Friday, February 13, 2015. North Carolina's unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.3 percent for a second consecutive month and yet, paradoxically, it also improved.
Floral designer Manuel Escobar prepares a arrangement of 43 red roses for a customer's Valentine's Day wedding anniversary during a very busy day at Fallon's Creative Flowers shop on St. Mary's Street, Raleigh, Friday, February 13, 2015. North Carolina's unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.3 percent for a second consecutive month and yet, paradoxically, it also improved. Harry Lynch hlynch@newsobserver.com
Floral designer Manuel Escobar prepares a arrangement of 43 red roses for a customer's Valentine's Day wedding anniversary during a very busy day at Fallon's Creative Flowers shop on St. Mary's Street, Raleigh, Friday, February 13, 2015. North Carolina's unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.3 percent for a second consecutive month and yet, paradoxically, it also improved. Harry Lynch hlynch@newsobserver.com

NC jobless rate at 5.3 percent

March 27, 2015 10:28 AM