Unemployment decreases in 95 of 100 counties in NC in February

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCT) — The unemployment rate in North Carolina dropped in February as 95 out of 100 counties saw a decrease.

Statewide, the unemployment rate was at 5.6. Scotland County, located south of Fayetteville, had the highest unemployment at 10.9% while Orange County had the lowest at 4.0%.

The number of workers employed statewide (not seasonally adjusted) increased in February by 46,644 to 4,722,326, while those unemployed decreased by 14,589 to 281,902.

Click here to get more details from the North Carolina Department of Commerce.

  • Pitt County: 5.6%
  • Beaufort County: 5.6%
  • Bertie County: 6.2%
  • Carteret County: 5.1%
  • Craven County: 5.6%
  • Duplin County: 5.0%
  • Edgecombe County: 9.2%
  • Greene County: 4.7%
  • Hyde County: 10.3%
  • Jones County: 4.9%
  • Lenoir County: 5.6%
  • Martin County: 6.4%
  • Nash County: 7.0%
  • Onslow County: 5.8%
  • Pamlico County: 5.2%
  • Tyrrell County: 9.7%
  • Washington County: 8.3%

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