Job Search Marathon

Unemployed NC woman bikes 26 miles to apply for job

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An unemployed North Carolina woman who could not afford to fix her car biked 26 miles to apply for a job.

The Gaston Gazette reports that 39-year-old Kimberly White rode her bicycle on a 26-mile round trip to Lincolnton to apply for a job earlier this month.

The mother of two had been laid off as an administrative assistant at a propane company in February 2011.

Months of updating her resume and filling out applications hadn't worked.

North Carolina has 9.6 percent of its population out of work. That is more than 1 percent higher than the national unemployment rate.

Disappointing job numbers have played a role in Mitt Romney’s 5-point lead in a state that Obama won by a few thousand votes in 2008.