Press Releases

Commerce Issues 2022 Economic Development Tier Rankings

Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021

The North Carolina Department of Commerce released the county tier designations for 2022 today.  The designations, which are mandated by state law, play a role in several programs that assist in economic development.

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.

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