Press Releases

North Carolina’s September County and Area Employment Figures Released

Wednesday, Nov 3, 2021

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in all 100 of North Carolina’s counties in September. Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 7.8 percent while Orange County had the lowest at 2.8 percent. All fifteen of the state’s metro areas experienced rate decreases.

Governor Cooper Proclaims Employ a Veteran Week

Tuesday, Nov 2, 2021

North Carolina will celebrate “Employ A Veteran Week,” Nov. 8-12, with a variety of events to help connect veterans to jobs and other services, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

North Carolina’s September Employment Figures Released

Friday, Oct 22, 2021

The state’s seasonally adjusted September unemployment rate was 4.2 percent, decreasing 0.1 of a percentage point from August’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 0.4 of a percentage point to 4.8 percent.

Packaging Manufacturer to Invest $47 Million Catawba County Expansion

Thursday, Oct 21, 2021

WestRock Company [NYSE:WRK], a global manufacturer of differentiated paper and packaging solutions, will create 50 new jobs in Catawba County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest more than $47 million to expand its manufacturing facility in Claremont.

Governor Cooper Honors Achievements in Workforce Development

Wednesday, Oct 20, 2021

Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced that an innovative manufacturer, a virtual internship initiative, and four individual North Carolinians have won NCWorks Awards of Distinction for outstanding accomplishments and contributions related to workforce development.

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