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North Carolina’s December Employment Figures Released

Friday, Jan 18, 2019

The state’s seasonally adjusted December unemployment rate was 3.6 percent, remaining unchanged from November’s revised rate. The national rate increased 0.2 of a percentage point to 3.9 percent.

State Honors Six N.C. Companies Growing Through Exports

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019

Six North Carolina companies received 2018 Governor’s Export Awards Monday in a ceremony highlighting their success in increasing overseas sales, as well as the significant role exporting plays in the state’s economy.

Furniture Manufacturer Selects Catawba County for New Facility

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2019

Design Foundry, LLC, will open a new furniture manufacturing facility in Catawba County, creating 202 new jobs over five years, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company plans to invest more than $3.1 million in the project. 

North Carolina’s November County and Area Employment Figures Released

Thursday, Jan 3, 2019

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in 56 of North Carolina’s counties in November, decreased in 14, and remained unchanged in 30. Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 6.6 percent, while Buncombe County had the lowest at 2.7 percent.

Adhesives Manufacturer Expanding in Catawba County, Adding 100 New Jobs

Thursday, Dec 20, 2018

Shurtape Technologies, LLC, an industry-leading manufacturer and marketer of adhesive tape and consumer home and office products, will expand operations in Catawba County, creating 100 new jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.  The company will add these jobs over four years and invest $31.4

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