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North Carolina’s December County and Area Employment Figures Released

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2021

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in 55 of North Carolina’s counties in December, decreased in 28, and remained unchanged in 17. Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 10.2 percent while Watauga County had the lowest at 4.3 percent.

29 Small Technology Companies Win Innovation Grants

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2021

Twenty-nine innovative companies across North Carolina have received grants to foster job creation and promote research and technological development in response to the pandemic, the Department of Commerce announced today.

North Carolina’s November County and Area Employment Figures Released

Tuesday, Jan 5, 2021

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in 76 of North Carolina’s counties in November, decreased in six, and remained unchanged in 18. Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 10.5 percent while Watauga County had the lowest at 4.2 percent.

American Fuji Seal Plans to Create 101 Jobs in Catawba County

Tuesday, Dec 22, 2020

American Fuji Seal Inc, part of Japan’s Fuji Seal International, will establish new production operations in Catawba County that will employ up to 101 workers by 2025, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The packaging solutions provider plans to invest $52 million at its new site in Hickory.

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