NC jobless rate was 3.5% in March

April 22. The NC Dept. of Commerce says North Carolina’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in March was 3.5 percent, unchanged from February’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 0.1 of a percentage point to 3.8 percent.

However, the state’s unemployment rate increased 0.2 of a percentage point from a year ago. The number of people employed increased 3,280 over the month to 5,074,635 and increased 39,323 over the year. The number of people unemployed increased 1,098 over the month to 185,549 and increased 11,489 over the year.

Seasonally adjusted Total Nonfarm employment increased 500 to 4,978,000 in March.

Industry, new jobs:

Leisure & Hospitality Services, 1,900;

Construction, 1,800;

Education & Health Services, 1,800;

Financial Activities, 600;

Information, 500;

Mining & Logging, 100.

Industry, lost jobs:

Trade, Transportation & Utilities, 2,100;

Professional & Business Services, 1,800;

Government, 1,200;

Other Services, 700;

Manufacturing, 400.

Source: NC Dept of Commerce.


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