Here are some unemployment rates in North Carolina compared on a national scale:
North Carolina Unemployment Rates:
January 2013: 8.8 percent
April 2013: 8.4 percent
September 2013: 7.7 percent
December 2013: 6.9 percent
January 2014: 6.7 percent
National unemployment Rates:
January 2013: 7.9 percent
April 2013: 7.5 percent
September 2013: 7.2 percent
December 2013: 6.7 percent
January 2014: 6.6 percent
The unemployment rates have been decreasing at a national scale and in North Carolina.
The number of people with employment increased by 17,407 over the month to 4,356,090 and increased 45,283 over the year. The largest over the year increase of major industries was in Professional & Business services at 24,000. Since last year, January 2013, nonfarm jobs gained 70,100 workers with the total private sector growing by 72,200 and government declining by 2,100.
The number of people who are not employed decreased from 11,354 over the month to 311,740. This number declined to 105,656 over the year.
For more information on the unemployment rates in North Carolina, please refer to this site:
• The sources used for this information were found in the news release section of the North Carolina Department of Commerce- Labor and Economic Analysis Division. Information on unemployment rates can also be found with the LAUS program. That is where you will find labor force and unemployment statistics for all states.
• For anyone interested in finding a job in North Carolina, this site will be helpful. Employers looking to hire people will have job postings and you will be able to upload your resume in order to see if any employer is interested: https://www.ncworks.gov/vosnet/Default.aspxt.