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North Carolina’s August Employment Figures Released

Friday, Sep 18, 2020

The state’s seasonally adjusted August unemployment rate was 6.5 percent, decreasing 2.0 percentage points from July’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 1.8 percentage points to 8.4 percent.

Film Production Resumes in North Carolina

Tuesday, Sep 15, 2020

Five new productions have been approved for North Carolina Film and Entertainment Grants and will start production in the state by the end of October, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

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.

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