Press Releases

North Carolina’s May County and Area Employment Figures Released

Wednesday, Jul 1, 2020

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in 65 of North Carolina’s counties in May, decreased in 34, and remained unchanged in one. Swain County had the highest unemployment rate at 19.7 percent, while Bertie and Chowan Counties each had the lowest at 8.1 percent.

North Carolina’s May Employment Figures Released

Friday, Jun 19, 2020

The state’s seasonally adjusted May unemployment rate was 12.9 percent, remaining unchanged from April’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 1.4 percentage points to 13.3 percent.

Digital Advertising Company to Expand in Elizabethtown

Monday, Jun 15, 2020

Anthem Displays LLC, a national manufacturer of digital billboards, will create 17 jobs in Bladen County, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The project will generate a $3.6 million investment in Elizabethtown.

Beverage Co-Packing Company to Add 231 Jobs in Cabarrus County

Tuesday, Jun 9, 2020

Prime Beverage Group, a new contract beverage manufacturer, will create 231 new jobs in Cabarrus County, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $68 million to establish their first manufacturing facility in Kannapolis.

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