North Carolina Unemployment rate

Sep 20, 2016

NC’s unemployment rate below national average for 2nd month

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s unemployment is better than the national average for the second month in a row, dropping in August to 4.6 percent. The state Commerce Department […]

Jun 17, 2016

North Carolina unemployment rate drops to 5.1 percent in May

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s unemployment rate has declined but still remains slightly above the national average. The state’s unemployment rate was 5.1 percent for May, according to figures […]

Nov 21, 2014

October jobless rate in NC drops to 6.3 percent

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s unemployment rate keeps falling. The state Commerce Department reported Friday that the jobless rate in October dropped to 6.3 percent, down from 6.7 percent in September. The national rate […]

Jan 28, 2014

Report: NC jobless rate falls to 6.9 percent

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s unemployment rate fell to 6.9 percent in December. The state Commerce Department said Tuesday the state’s jobless rate dropped from 7.4 percent in November. The reported unemployment rate fell […]

Aug 23, 2013

Demand for houses continues to rise, despite higher unemployment

Builders built a lot more new houses. Builders sold a lot more new houses. Builders are getting ready to build even more new houses. In fact, the Charlotte metro area now ranks ninth among the country’s 381 metropolitan statistical areas in the number of single-family detached building permits issued this year.

Aug 19, 2013

NC jobless rate slightly up to 8.9 percent in July

North Carolina's unemployment rate increased slightly in July to 8.9 percent, the state Commerce Department announced Monday, as a drop in the overall government workforce tempered private-sector employment gains.

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