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North Carolina Unemployment Figures For September Released
RALEIGH — The state’s seasonally adjusted September unemployment rate was 6.7 percent, decreasing 0.1 of a percentage point from August’s revised rate of 6.8 percent.  The national rate decreased 0.2 of a percentage point to 5.9 percent.

North Carolina’s September 2014 unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage point lower than a year ago.  The number of people employed decreased 5,622 over the month to 4,335,408, and increased 18,205 over the year. The number of people unemployed decreased 4,563 over the month to 310,279, and declined 49,243 over the year. 

Seasonally adjusted Total Nonfarm industry employment, as gathered through the monthly establishment survey, increased 14,000 to 4,170,000 in September. The major industry with the largest over-the-month increase was Professional & Business Services at 7,400, followed by Education & Health Services, 4,700; Financial Activities, 4,000; Manufacturing, 2,000; Information, 700; Trade, Transportation & Utilities, 500; and Other Services, 200. Major industries experiencing decreases were Government, 2,700; Leisure & Hospitality Services, 2,700; and Construction, 100. Mining & Logging employment remained unchanged over the month.

Since September 2013, Total Nonfarm jobs gained 108,500 with the Total Private sector growing by 108,700 and Government decreasing by 200.  The largest over-the-year increase of major industries was Professional & Business Services at 42,300, followed by Trade, Transportation & Utilities, 18,700; Education & Health Services, 10,900; Financial Activities, 7,500; Leisure & Hospitality Services, 6,900; Construction, 6,600; Manufacturing, 5,600; Information, 5,100; Other Services, 5,000; and Mining & Logging, 100.  The only major industry experiencing a decrease over the year was Government, 200.

The next unemployment update is scheduled for Wednesday, October 29, 2014 when the county unemployment rates for September 2014 will be released.

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