Governor Beverly Perdue is scheduled to make a jobs announcement in Halifax County today at 3 p.m.
The event will take place at Halifax-Northampton Regional Airport. Perdue will be joined by Dale Carroll, deputy secretary with the N.C. Department of Commerce.
The unemployment rate in Halifax County in November was 13.6 percent, among the highest in the state.
Edgecombe County, which borders Halifax to the south, had the highest unemployment rate of any county in the state in November at 16.6 percent.
The statewide unemployment rate was 10.7 percent in November.
Halifax County is home to Roanoke Rapids, a city that borrowed more than $20 million several years ago to build the Randy Parton Theater in an effort to spur economic development.
The theater failed and the city ended up taking control of it and renaming it Roanoke Rapids Theater.