Press Releases

North Carolina’s August County and Area Employment Figures Released

Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 88 of North Carolina’s counties in August, increased in four, and remained unchanged in eight. Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 7.6 percent, while Buncombe County had the lowest at 3.1 percent.

North Carolina’s July Employment Figures Released

Friday, Aug 17, 2018

The state’s seasonally adjusted July unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, decreasing 0.1 of a percentage point from June’s revised rate.  The national rate decreased 0.1 of a percentage point to 3.9 percent.

Manufacturer to Add 42 Jobs in Burke County

Thursday, Aug 16, 2018

Jackson Paper Manufacturing Company, North Carolina’s largest recycled paper producer, will open a new plant in Burke County, creating 42 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

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