The Economic Outlook for the Triangle continues to outpace the rest of the state.
The combined jobless rate for the Raleigh-Durham-Cary statistical area is 5.5 percent, according to the North Carolina Department of Commerce. (By comparison, one year ago, the unemployment rate was almost two points higher. )
Here's the breakdown from N.C. State Economist Mike Walden. He expects final numbers will show the following: