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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.

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.

North Carolina’s June Employment Figures Released

Friday, Jul 16, 2021

The state’s seasonally adjusted June unemployment rate was 4.6 percent, decreasing 0.2 of a percentage point from May’s revised rate. The national rate increased 0.1 of a percentage point to 5.9 percent.

North Carolina’s May County and Area Employment Figures Released

Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in 77 of North Carolina’s counties in May, decreased in eight, and remained unchanged in 15. Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 8.6 percent while Orange County had the lowest at 3.3 percent.

North Carolina to Add More Than 300,000 New Jobs Over the Next Decade

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2021

More than 300,000 new jobs will be created in North Carolina by 2028, most in service-providing industry sectors, according to new employment projections released by the North Carolina Department of Commerce.  Most industry sectors operating in the state are projected to grow, with jobs in both h

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