The state's unemployment rate dropped for the fourth consecutive month in June to its lowest rate in more than a year.
In June, the state unemployment rate was 10.0 percent, down from 10.4 percent in May. Since February the rate has continually dropped from a 12-month high of 11.2 percent.
The news is obviously positive, said ESC Chairman Lynn R. Holmes. “Since February, North Carolina has added over 45,000 jobs, but we still have a long way to go. Through our offices statewide, we continue to provide services necessary to those customers searching for work and those who are eligible for benefits.”
In June, the number of unemployed workers in the state decreased by 20,468 workers, to 454,155. Since this time a year ago, that number has decreased by 43,803 people.