Press Releases

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

Wednesday, Jul 15, 2020

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

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