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North Carolina to Add More Than 300,000 New Jobs Over the Next Decade

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2021

More than 300,000 new jobs will be created in North Carolina by 2028, most in service-providing industry sectors, according to new employment projections released by the North Carolina Department of Commerce.  Most industry sectors operating in the state are projected to grow, with jobs in both h

North Carolina’s May Employment Figures Released

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2021

The state’s seasonally adjusted May unemployment rate was 4.8 percent, decreasing 0.2 of a percentage point from April’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 0.3 of a percentage point to 5.8 percent.

North Carolina Wins National Economic Development Award

Thursday, Jun 10, 2021

North Carolina’s success in winning high-impact economic development projects was recognized today with a coveted Gold Shovel Award from Area Development magazine, a leading industry trade publication covering corporate site selection and economic development.

North Carolina’s April County and Area Employment Figures Released

Wednesday, Jun 2, 2021

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 91 of North Carolina’s counties in April, increased in seven, and remained unchanged in two. Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 8.5 percent while Orange County had the lowest at 3.0 percent.

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