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Unemployment Rates For June Decreased In 81 North Carolina Counties..Bladen At 9.6 Percent
Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 12.1 percent while Currituck County had the lowest at 4.2 percent.  Thirteen of the state’s metro areas experienced rate decreases, while one remained unchanged.  Among the Metro areas, Rocky Mount at 9.6 percent experienced the highest rate and Asheville at 4.9 percent had the lowest.  The June not seasonally adjusted statewide rate was 6.5 percent.
When compared to the same month last year, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates decreased in all 100 counties.  All 14 metro areas experienced rate decreases over the year.
The number of workers employed statewide (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in June by 26,751 to 4,388,173, while those unemployed decreased 10,225 to 303,122.  Since June 2013, the number of workers employed state- wide increased 57,060, while those unemployed decreased 105,228.
It is important to note that employment estimates are subject to large seasonal patterns; therefore, it is advisable to focus on over-the-year changes in the not seasonally adjusted estimates.
Bladen had a rate of 9.6. Other southeastern counties and their rates were: Brunswick 6.9, Columbus 8.6, Cumberland 7.6, Duplin 7.0, Hoke 7.1, New Hanover 6.1, Pender 6.8, Robeson 9.3, and Sampson 5.9.

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