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State unemployment falls below 7 percent

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North Carolina’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell below 7 percent in December to 6.9 percent, or .5 percent from November’s 7.4 percent, according to data released Jan. 28 by the North Carolina Division of Employment Security.




Originally published: Jan. 30
Last modified: Jan. 30

Adam Orr

North Carolina’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell below 7 percent in December to 6.9 percent, or .5 percent from November’s 7.4 percent, according to data released Jan. 28 by the North Carolina Division of Employment Security.

December’s rate was 2.5 percent lower than December 2012, and the number of people employed increased by more than 19,000 over the month to 4,333,615, while the number of employed increased by 13,414 over the year.

The number of unemployed decreased by more than 21,000 over the month to 322,689, and declined by more than 124,000 over the year.

The next unemployment update is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 5, when the county unemployment rates for December 2013 will be released.
 
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