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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

North Carolina’s May Employment Figures Released

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2021

The state’s seasonally adjusted May unemployment rate was 4.8 percent, decreasing 0.2 of a percentage point from April’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 0.3 of a percentage point to 5.8 percent.

North Carolina’s April County and Area Employment Figures Released

Wednesday, Jun 2, 2021

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 91 of North Carolina’s counties in April, increased in seven, and remained unchanged in two. Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 8.5 percent while Orange County had the lowest at 3.0 percent.

North Carolina’s April Employment Figures Released

Friday, May 21, 2021

The state’s seasonally adjusted April unemployment rate was 5.0 percent, decreasing 0.2 of a percentage point from March’s revised rate. The national rate increased 0.1 of a percentage point to 6.1 percent.

North Carolina’s March County and Area Employment Figures Released

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2021

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in all 100 of North Carolina’s counties in March. Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 8.9 percent while Orange County had the lowest at 3.2 percent. All fifteen of the state’s metro areas experienced rate decreases.

North Carolina’s March Employment Figures Released

Friday, Apr 16, 2021

The state’s seasonally adjusted March unemployment rate was 5.2 percent, decreasing 0.5 of a percentage point from February’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 0.2 of a percentage point to 6.0 percent.

North Carolina’s February County and Area Employment Figures Released

Wednesday, Apr 7, 2021

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 96 of North Carolina’s counties in February, increased in three, and remained unchanged in one. Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 10.9 percent while Orange County had the lowest at 4.0 percent.

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