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Friday, November 18, 2022 - 00:00

North Carolina’s October Employment Figures Released

Friday, November 18, 2022

The state’s seasonally adjusted October 2022 unemployment rate was 3.8 percent, increasing 0.2 of a percentage point from September’s revised rate. The national rate increased 0.2 of a percentage point to 3.7 percent.

North Carolina’s unemployment rate decreased 0.6 percentage points from a year ago. The number of people employed decreased 10,310 over the month to 4,933,609 and increased 154,352 over the year. The number of people unemployed increased 9,944 over the month to 194,125 and decreased 23,846 over the year.

Friday, November 4, 2022 - 00:00

Governor Cooper Proclaims Employ a Veteran Week Job fairs and other events scheduled

Friday, November 04, 2022

North Carolina will celebrate “Employ A Veteran Week,” November 7-11, with a variety of events that help connect veterans to jobs and other services, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 - 00:00

Governor Cooper Announces $8.45 million in Workforce Development Grants to Local Communities Local workforce development boards will use funds to help jobseekers, small businesses

Wednesday, November 02, 2022

The North Carolina Department of Commerce has awarded 20 special grants to 11 local workforce development boards, totaling $8.45 million, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. Boards will use the grants to help jobseekers and small businesses with training and other services in response to a tight labor market. These include programs for individuals who are in the reentry process and individuals with or at risk of substance abuse. Federal American Rescue Plan Act funds are supporting this initiative.

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 - 00:00

North Carolina's September County and Area Unemployment Figures Released

Wednesday, November 02, 2022

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 99 of North Carolina’s counties in September and increased in one. Warren County had the highest unemployment rate at 7.6 percent while Orange and Buncombe Counties each had the lowest at 2.6 percent. All fifteen of the state’s metro areas experienced rate decreases. Among the metro areas, Rocky Mount had the highest rate at 5.5 percent while Asheville and Durham-Chapel Hill each had the lowest at 2.7 percent. The September not seasonally adjusted statewide rate was 3.3 percent.

Friday, October 21, 2022 - 00:00

North Carolina’s September Employment Figures Released

Friday, October 21, 2022

The state’s seasonally adjusted September 2022 unemployment rate was 3.6 percent, increasing 0.1 of a percentage point from August’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 0.2 of a percentage point to 3.5 percent.

North Carolina’s unemployment rate decreased 0.9 percentage points from a year ago. The number of people employed decreased 760 over the month to 4,944,068 and increased 180,599 over the year. The number of people unemployed increased 4,699 over the month to 184,220 and decreased 42,513 over the year.

Friday, October 14, 2022 - 00:00

Governor Cooper Honors Excellence in Workforce Development

Friday, October 14, 2022

Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced that a manufacturer, a community partnership and five individual North Carolinians have won NCWorks Awards of Distinction for outstanding accomplishments and contributions related to workforce development. The recipients were recognized on Thursday, Oct. 13, during a ceremony held in Greensboro as part of the 35th annual NCWorks Partnership Conference. 

Monday, October 10, 2022 - 00:00

North Carolina Receives Job Training and Reentry Support Grant for Federal Prisoners $9.9 million grant will help people transition from incarceration to employment

Monday, October 10, 2022

North Carolina has received a $9.9 million federal grant to help people transitioning out of federal prison to gain job skills and employment after their release, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 00:00

North Carolina's August County and Area Unemployment Figures Released

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in 98 of North Carolina’s counties in August and remained unchanged in two. Edgecombe County had the highest unemployment rate at 7.9 percent while Buncombe, Swain, and Chatham Counties each had the lowest at 3.1 percent. All fifteen of the state’s metro areas experienced rate increases. Among the metro areas, Rocky Mount had the highest rate at 6.5 percent while Asheville and Durham-Chapel Hill each had the lowest at 3.2 percent. The August not seasonally adjusted statewide rate was 3.9 percent.

Thursday, September 1, 2022 - 00:00

North Carolina and South Carolina Team Up for Two Job Fairs Employers from both states will take part in events at Carowinds and in Polk County

Thursday, September 01, 2022

State workforce system partners in North Carolina and South Carolina are working together to conduct a pair of events to connect jobseekers with employers from both sides of the border.

Friday, September 16, 2022 - 00:00

North Carolina’s August Employment Figures Released

Friday, September 16, 2022

The state’s seasonally adjusted August 2022 unemployment rate was 3.5 percent, increasing 0.1 of a percentage point from July’s revised rate. The national rate increased 0.2 of a percentage point to 3.7 percent.

North Carolina’s unemployment rate decreased 1.3 percentage points from a year ago. The number of people employed increased 1,375 over the month to 4,944,797 and increased 198,133 over the year. The number of people unemployed increased 7,904 over the month to 179,561 and decreased 57,547 over the year.