The unemployment rate in North Carolina now sits at 10-percent. It’s almost a half point lower than the month before but still a lot higher than the national rate.
Leoneda Inge: The number of people employed in North Carolina jumped by close to 13-thousand residents. But 16-thousand people lost work. The movement results in a drop in the jobless rate – from 10-point-four to 10-percent. But it’s still high. The national jobless rate is 8-point-6-percent. In the past year, most of the job growth in North Carolina has come in trade, transportation and utilities – gaining more than 12-thousand jobs. During the same period – government lost 11-thousand jobs. Most of those losses were in education. 451-thousand people are listed as unemployed in the state.