North Carolina Unemployment Hits 11-Year Best, Beats National Average

Raleigh, N.C. – The state Department of Commerce announced North Carolina’s unemployment rate decreased 0.3 percentage points to 4.2 percent in June, an 11-year low that is 0.2 points below the national rate of 4.4 percent.

Seasonally adjusted ‘nonfarm’ employment increased 12,600 to 4,406,900 in June, while employment increased 86,185 over the year.

Total unemployment dropped 14,892 over the month to 208,051 and fell 30,716 over the year.  Non-adjusted employment decreased 3,724 over the month and increased 86,185 over the year.

According to the figures, the number of persons unemployed fell by 14,892 (6.7%) in June.  The national unemployment rate increased 0.1 of a percentage point.

“North Carolina’s economy remains on track with an unemployment rate at an 11-year low that is below the national average,” said House Speaker Tim Moore.