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North Carolina’s July County and Area Employment Figures Released

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in five of North Carolina’s counties in July, decreased in 70, and remained unchanged in 25. Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 7.4 percent, while Buncombe County had the lowest at 3.3 percent.

Clothing Manufacturer Selects McDowell County for 53 New Jobs

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019

Kitsbow, a specialty clothing manufacturer based in California, will create 53 new jobs in McDowell County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $890,000 in operating a manufacturing and distribution facility in Old Fort.

North Carolina’s July Employment Figures Released

Friday, Aug 16, 2019

The state’s seasonally adjusted July unemployment rate was 4.2 percent, remaining unchanged from June’s revised rate. The national rate remained unchanged from June’s revised rate of 3.7 percent.

Record Visitor Spending Reflected in all NC Counties in 2018

Thursday, Aug 15, 2019

Record visitor spending in 2018 was reflected with visitor spending increases in all 100 counties, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The data comes from an annual study commissioned by Visit North Carolina, a unit of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina.

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