NC jobless rate stays at 3.4%, lower than US

June 19. North Carolina’s unemployment rate stayed under the national rate in May,  or 3.4 percent here, vs. 3.7 percent jobless nationwide.

The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was was unchanged from April, while the national rate rose.3 percent.

North Carolina’s unemployment rate was unchanged from a year ago. The number of people employed increased 20,351 over the month to 5,033,140 and increased 42,690 over the year. The number of people unemployed decreased 3,076 over the month to 175,754 and decreased 1,737 over the year.

Seasonally adjusted Total Non-farm employment, as gathered through the monthly establishment survey, increased 6,400 to 4,901,500 in May.

Major industries with increases

Leisure & Hospitality Services, 4,300

Professional & Business Services, 3,200

Trade, Transportation & Utilities, 2,500

Education & Health Services, 1,200;

Government, 700

Information, 200

Manufacturing, 200

Major industries with decreases

Construction, 2,400

Other Services, 2,200

Financial Activities, 1,300


Mining & Logging

County by county unemployment rates will be released next week.


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