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North Carolina’s July County and Area Employment Figures Released

Wednesday, Sep 2, 2020

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in 99 of North Carolina’s counties in July and remained unchanged in one. Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 14.1 percent, while Camden had the lowest at 6.1 percent. All 15 of the state’s metro areas experienced increases.

North Carolina Prepares Coronavirus Grants for Local Communities

Friday, Aug 28, 2020

This week, Governor Roy Cooper announced the State of North Carolina will provide $28 million to local governments and communities in their response to the economic and public health impacts of COVID-19 through the Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) program.

North Carolina’s July Employment Figures Released

Friday, Aug 21, 2020

The state’s seasonally adjusted July unemployment rate was 8.5 percent, increasing 1.0 point from June’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 0.9 of a percentage point to 10.2 percent.

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