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North Carolina’s June Employment Figures Released


Release: IMMEDIATE
Date: 7/20/2018

Contact: David Rhoades
Phone: 919 814-4611


* press release includes an attachment *

Raleigh, N.C. — The state’s seasonally adjusted June unemployment rate was 4.2 percent, decreasing 0.1 of a percentage point from May’s revised rate.  The national rate increased 0.2 of a percentage point to 4.0 percent.

North Carolina’s June 2018 unemployment rate decreased 0.2 of a percentage point from a year ago.  The number of people employed increased 13,721 over the month to 4,787,970 and increased 67,608 over the year. The number of people unemployed decreased 4,079 over the month to 209,552 and decreased 8,046 over the year.  

Seasonally adjusted Total Nonfarm industry employment, as gathered through the monthly establishment survey, increased 13,200 to 4,518,300 in June. The major industries with the largest over-the-month increases were Leisure & Hospitality Services at 4,000, followed by Education & Health Services, 2,700; Trade, Transportation & Utilities, 2,600; Government, 1,900; Financial Activities, 1,800; Other Services, 1,100; Construction, 900; Information, 800; and Mining & Logging, 100. Major industries experiencing decreases were Professional & Business Services, 1,700; and Manufacturing, 1,000.

Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment Rates since June 2017

  June 2017 July 2017 Aug 2017 Sep 2017 Oct 2017 Nov 2017 Dec 2017 Jan 2018 Feb 2018 Mar 2018 Apr 2018 May 2018 June 2018
N.C. 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.4 4.3 4.2
U.S. 4.3 4.3 4.4 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 3.9 3.8 4.0

* Please note: 2017 Numbers Have Been Annually Revised *

Since June 2017, Total Nonfarm jobs gained 103,400 with the Total Private sector growing by 98,200 and Government increasing by 5,200. The largest over-the-year increase among major industries was Professional & Business Services at 21,500, followed by Trade, Transportation & Utilities, 19,600; Education & Health Services, 14,600; Leisure & Hospitality Services, 11,300; Construction, 9,400;   Manufacturing, 7,600; Financial Activities, 6,100; Information, 5,700; Government, 5,200; Other Services, 2,200; and Mining & Logging, 200.

The next unemployment update is scheduled for Wednesday, August 1, 2018 when the county unemployment rates for June 2018 will be released.




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