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Three Towns Earn ‘Main Street Community’ Status

Friday, Jul 31, 2020

The North Carolina Main Street and Rural Planning Center has selected Asheboro, Dunn and Henderson as the latest “North Carolina Main Street Communities,” a designation that municipalities earn after meeting rigorous national downtown development criteria.

North Carolina’s June County and Area Employment Figures Released

Wednesday, Jul 29, 2020

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in all 100 of North Carolina’s counties in June. Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 11.5 percent, while Duplin had the lowest at 5.4 percent. All 15 of the state’s metro areas experienced decreases.

North Carolina’s June Employment Figures Released

Friday, Jul 17, 2020

The state’s seasonally adjusted June unemployment rate was 7.6 percent, decreasing 5.2 points from May’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 2.2 percentage points to 11.1 percent.

North Carolina Introduces the New NCcareers.org

Wednesday, Jul 15, 2020

Governor Roy Cooper introduced the new NCcareers.org today, an integrated career information system that offers North Carolinians ways to explore careers and job opportunities.

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.

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