North Carolina unemployment rate drops to 3.6% in February
North Carolina’s unemployment rate fell to 3.6% in February, the state’s Commerce Department said Friday, marking its lowest level since last June.
The seasonally adjusted rate rose from 3.8%, where it had remained for the previous two months. The US rate is also now 3.6%.
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The state Department of Commerce reported that more than 7,900 more people were employed in February than in January, or 4.98 million workers, while the number of unemployed fell by 5,600 to around 188,200. people.
Based on an alternate format of counting from monthly job site surveys, the department said total seasonally-adjusted non-farm employment rose by 8,900 workers to well over 4.88 million. . Sectors with the highest numerical employment growth based on the surveys included education and health services as well as government.