Weekly gas price update…

Average retail gasoline prices in North Carolina increased four cents from last week at $2.90 as of Monday, July 12. This compares with the national average which increased one cent to $3.13 per gallon, according to www.northcarolinagasprices.com.

National, state debt update…

As of Monday, July 12, the United States’ national debt was $28,506,501,327,164, according to www.usdebtclock.org. That debt figure breaks down to $85,514 in debt per person and $226,794 in debt per taxpayer. Also as of Monday, July 12, North Carolina’s state debt was $49,901,004,476, which breaks down to $4,741 in debt per citizen.

State unemployment and food stamp update…

As of Monday, July 12, 1,273,192 state residents were registered as unemployed, according to www.usdebtclock.org, and 741,921 North Carolinians were…

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