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North Carolina’s October Employment Figures Released

Friday, Nov 19, 2021

The state’s seasonally adjusted October unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, decreasing 0.2 of a percentage point from September’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 0.2 of a percentage point to 4.6 percent.

Frozen Food Company to Invest $5 Million in Oxford

Monday, Nov 15, 2021

Meel Corp, a frozen food company, will create 24 new jobs in Granville County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $5.7 million to relocate a production facility in Oxford.

North Carolina’s September County and Area Employment Figures Released

Wednesday, Nov 3, 2021

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in all 100 of North Carolina’s counties in September. Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 7.8 percent while Orange County had the lowest at 2.8 percent. All fifteen of the state’s metro areas experienced rate decreases.

North Carolina’s September Employment Figures Released

Friday, Oct 22, 2021

The state’s seasonally adjusted September unemployment rate was 4.2 percent, decreasing 0.1 of a percentage point from August’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 0.4 of a percentage point to 4.8 percent.

Packaging Manufacturer to Invest $47 Million Catawba County Expansion

Thursday, Oct 21, 2021

WestRock Company [NYSE:WRK], a global manufacturer of differentiated paper and packaging solutions, will create 50 new jobs in Catawba County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest more than $47 million to expand its manufacturing facility in Claremont.

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