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North Carolina’s December County and Area Employment Figures Released

Wednesday, Feb 2, 2022

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 91 of North Carolina’s counties in December, increased in four, and remained unchanged in five. Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 6.9 percent while Orange County had the lowest at 2.2 percent.

North Carolina’s December Employment Figures Released

Tuesday, Jan 25, 2022

The state’s seasonally adjusted December unemployment rate was 3.7 percent, decreasing 0.2 of a percentage point from November’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 0.3 of a percentage point to 3.9 percent.

New Small Business Grant Funds Available for North Carolina Technology Companies

Thursday, Jan 20, 2022

Applications are now being accepted for a new round of grantmaking from the One North Carolina Small Business Program, a key source of capital for North Carolina’s emerging technology companies.  The state program works in conjunction with two federal technology grants, the Small Business Innovat

2021: A Record-Breaking Year for New Jobs and Investment in North Carolina

Tuesday, Jan 11, 2022

Governor Roy Cooper announced 24,224 new jobs in North Carolina last year, representing 185 business recruitment, expansion or rural development projects that engaged with the North Carolina Department of Commerce or its team at the Economic Development Partnership of N.C.

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