Unemployment charges (not seasonally adjusted) elevated in 86 of North Carolina’s counties in June 2023, decreased in 5, and remained unchanged in 9. Scotland County had the very best unemployment fee at 6.4 % whereas Swain County had the bottom at 2.7 %. All fifteen of the state’s metro areas skilled fee will increase. Among the many metro areas, Rocky Mount had the very best fee at 5.2 % whereas Asheville had the bottom at 2.9 %. The not seasonally adjusted statewide fee was 3.6 %.
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When in comparison with the identical month final yr, not seasonally adjusted unemployment charges decreased in 99 counties and elevated in a single. All 15 of the state’s metro areas skilled fee decreases over the yr.
The variety of staff employed statewide (not seasonally adjusted) elevated in June by 4,739 to five,075,355, whereas these unemployed elevated by 9,581 to 189,305. Since June 2022, the variety of staff employed statewide elevated 95,090, whereas these unemployed decreased 17,292.
It is very important notice that employment estimates are topic to massive seasonal patterns; due to this fact, it’s advisable to give attention to over-the-year adjustments within the not seasonally adjusted estimates.
The following unemployment replace is scheduled for Friday, August 18, 2023 when the statewide unemployment fee for July 2023 shall be launched.
Observe to Editors: Supplemental information for this launch is accessible by way of a live online dashboard.