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North Carolina’s October County and Area Employment Figures Released

Thursday, Nov 29, 2018

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in all 100 of North Carolina’s counties in October. Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 6.6 percent, while Buncombe County had the lowest at 2.6 percent. All 15 of the state’s metro areas experienced rate increases.

Food Manufacturer Expanding in Halifax County

Thursday, Nov 29, 2018

Reser’s Fine Foods will expand its current operations in Halifax County, creating 79 jobs over the next 5 years, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company plans to invest $3.2 million in Halifax with the project.

Manufacturer Chooses Halifax County for New Facility

Thursday, Nov 29, 2018

JBB Packaging, LLC, a plastic packaging manufacturer, will open a new plastic film manufacturing facility in Halifax County, creating 50 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company plans to invest $11 million in Weldon with the project.

Australian Plastics Manufacturer Selects Gaston County for First U.S. Plant

Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018

Era Polymers Corporation, an Australian manufacturer specializing in polyurethane chemistry, will open its first industrial facility in the United States, creating 20 new jobs in Gaston County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company plans to invest $9.2 million in Stanley.

North Carolina’s October Employment Figures Released

Friday, Nov 16, 2018

The state’s seasonally adjusted October unemployment rate was 3.6 percent, decreasing 0.2 of a percentage point from September’s revised rate. The national rate remained unchanged at 3.7 percent.

North Carolina’s September County and Area Employment Figures Released

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in all 100 of North Carolina’s counties in September. Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 6.2 percent, while Buncombe County had the lowest at 2.4 percent. All 15 of the state’s metro areas experienced rate decreases.

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