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North Carolina’s January County and Area Employment Figures Released

Friday, Mar 18, 2022

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in all 100 of North Carolina’s counties in January. Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 8.1 percent while Orange County had the lowest at 2.6 percent. All fifteen of the state’s metro areas experienced rate increases.

North Carolina’s January Employment Figures Released

Monday, Mar 14, 2022

The state’s seasonally adjusted January 2022 unemployment rate was 3.9 percent, decreasing 0.2 of a percentage point from December’s revised rate. The national rate increased 0.1 of a percentage point to 4.0 percent.

Survey Finds Most Businesses Meeting or Exceeding Revenue Goals

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2022

Sixty nine percent of businesses responding to an ongoing survey of North Carolina businesses report they either met or exceeded their revenue expectations in the month of January, according to preliminary results from the state’s Business Pulse Survey.  Looking ahead, forty six percent of busine

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