N.C. Unemployment Remains Below National Average in August

Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina’s unemployment rate remained below the national average in August at 4.1 percent, dropping 0.9 percent from a year ago as the state added 69,738 jobs over that period.  The national unemployment rate is 4.4 percent.

The number of people unemployed in North Carolina decreased 42,910 over the year, according to the state Department of Commerce. 

North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore said the figures reaffirm the success of tax, regulatory and unemployment insurance reforms that earned the state excellent rankings for business and budget solvency in 2017.

“While attracting jobs and top-tier national rankings, North Carolina is realizing the economic promise of pro-growth policies that put families first, help businesses grow and attract cutting-edge companies for our rapidly growing workforce,” Moore said. 

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