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Byline: Richard Craver
Dec. 29--An increase in temporary layoffs, as well as people pursuing seasonal retail jobs, led to the Triad's unemployment rate rising in November for the second consecutive month.
The N.C. Employment Security Commission reported yesterday that the jobless rate in the Triad metropolitan statistical area rose to 4.8 percent from 4.6 percent in October. The rate is up a half-percentage point since reaching its most recent low of 4.3 percent in September.
Forsyth County's rate increased sharply to 4.2 percent from 3.8 percent in October. All of the counties in Northwest North Carolina had higher jobless rates in November, the …