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North Carolina’s October County and Area Employment Figures Released

Thursday, Dec 2, 2021

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 83 of North Carolina’s counties in October, increased in eight, and remained unchanged in nine. Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 7.8 percent while Orange County had the lowest at 2.6 percent.

North Carolina’s October Employment Figures Released

Friday, Nov 19, 2021

The state’s seasonally adjusted October unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, decreasing 0.2 of a percentage point from September’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 0.2 of a percentage point to 4.6 percent.

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.

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.

North Carolina’s August Employment Figures Released

Friday, Sep 17, 2021

The state’s seasonally adjusted August unemployment rate was 4.3 percent, decreasing 0.1 of a percentage point from July’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 0.2 of a percentage point to 5.2 percent.

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.

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