Press Releases

North Carolina’s July County and Area Employment Figures Released

Wednesday, Sep 1, 2021

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 99 of North Carolina’s counties in July and remained unchanged in one. Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 9.1 percent while Avery County had the lowest at 3.5 percent.

North Carolina’s July Employment Figures Released

Friday, Aug 20, 2021

The state’s seasonally adjusted July unemployment rate was 4.4 percent, decreasing 0.2 of a percentage point from June’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 0.5 of a percentage point to 5.4 percent.

Film Production in North Carolina Reaches New Investment High

Thursday, Aug 19, 2021

Filmmakers producing projects in North Carolina are on track to invest a record amount of money in the state in 2021, Governor Roy Cooper announced earlier today during a press conference at EUE/Screen Gems Studios in Wilmington.

Electrical Equipment Manufacturer to Expand Operations in Robeson County

Wednesday, Aug 18, 2021

Harger, Inc., a leading supplier of electrical protection equipment, will expand its current operations in Robeson County, creating 20 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $3.2 million to increase the capacity of its facility in Fairmont.

New NC Job Ready Grants Introduced to Support Workforce Training

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021

North Carolina will add a new type of targeted workforce training grant to the state’s economic development toolkit, Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders announced today.  Up to $1 million will be available to fund grants during the 2021-2022 fiscal year.

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