Press Releases

North Carolina’s December Employment Figures Released

Friday, Jan 24, 2020

The state’s seasonally adjusted December unemployment rate was 3.7 percent, decreasing 0.1 of a percentage point from November’s revised rate. The national rate remained unchanged at 3.5 percent.

North Carolina Gains Ground on Key Markers for Innovation

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2020

North Carolina jumps forward two places nationally in an overall measure of innovation capacity, according to the 2019 Tracking Innovation report released today by the North Carolina Board of Science, Technology & Innovation.

Sara Lee Frozen Bakery to Expand in Edgecombe County

Monday, Jan 13, 2020

Sara Lee Frozen Bakery, a provider of baked desserts, treats and snacks, will create 108 jobs as it expands its food manufacturing center in Edgecombe County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest an additional $19.8 million in the bakery, located in Tarboro.

Packaging Manufacturer to Create 46 New Jobs in Guilford County

Tuesday, Jan 7, 2020

LLFlex, a leader in packaging materials and industrial laminate solutions, will create 46 new jobs in Guilford County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $7.6 million to locate a facility in High Point.

North Carolina’s November County and Area Employment Figures Released

Friday, Jan 3, 2020

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 92 of North Carolina’s counties in November, increased in four, and remained the same in four. Hyde County had the highest unemployment rate at 9.8 percent, while Buncombe County had the lowest at 2.5 percent.

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