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First Lady Kristin Cooper Presents Luggage of Hope Donations

Monday, Jul 9, 2018

North Carolina First Lady Kristin Cooper commended North Carolina Department of Commerce’s Division of Workforce Solutions (DWS) employees today for leading a statewide drive to benefit young people in North Carolina’s out-of-home care system.

North Carolina’s May County and Area Employment Figures Released

Wednesday, Jun 27, 2018

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 60 of North Carolina’s counties in May, increased in eight, and remained unchanged in 32.  Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 7.5 percent, while Buncombe County had the lowest at 2.8 percent.  Seven of the state’s metro a

North Carolina’s May Employment Figures Released

Friday, Jun 15, 2018

The state’s seasonally adjusted May unemployment rate was 4.3 percent, decreasing 0.1 of a percentage point from April’s revised rate.  The national rate decreased 0.1 of a percentage point to 3.8 percent.

North Carolina’s April County and Area Employment Figures Released

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased all 100 of North Carolina’s counties in April.  Hyde County had the highest unemployment rate at 7.9 percent, while Buncombe County had the lowest at 2.8 percent.  All 15 of the state’s metro areas experienced rate decreases.

North Carolina’s April Employment Figures Released

Friday, May 18, 2018

The state’s seasonally adjusted April unemployment rate was 4.4 percent, decreasing 0.1 of a percentage point from March’s revised rate.  The national rate decreased 0.2 of a percentage point to 3.9 percent.

North Carolina’s March County and Area Employment Figures Released

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased all 100 of North Carolina’s counties in March.  Hyde County had the highest unemployment rate at 12.7 percent, while Buncombe County had the lowest at 3.3 percent.  All 15 of the state’s metro areas experienced rate decreases.

North Carolina’s February County and Area Employment Figures Released

Wednesday, Apr 4, 2018

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 74 of North Carolina’s counties in February, increased in 10, and remained unchanged in 16.  Hyde County had the highest unemployment rate at 14.9 percent, while Buncombe County had the lowest at 3.5 percent.  Eleven of the state’s metro a

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