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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.

Food Distribution Company to Add 40 New Jobs in Duplin County

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

eGourmet Solutions Inc., an online temperature-controlled logistics and supply chain company, will add 40 new jobs in Duplin County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $500,000 to expand and upgrade the current distribution center in Wallace.

Chicken Coop Company to Invest $2 Million in Butner

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Carolina Coops, a custom chicken coop manufacturer, will create 147 new jobs over three years in Granville County, and up to 500 by 2026, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $2.1 million to locate a production facility in Butner.

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