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North Carolina unemployment rate 3.9% for January

"NOW HIRING" by frankrolf is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

North Carolina’s unemployment rate continued on a downward trek in January. The state Commerce Department announced on Monday the rate was 3.9%, compared to 4.1% in December. The December rate had been reported even lower earlier this year, but the department has since revised last year’s monthly totals, which is done annually. Regardless, North Carolina still hasn’t logged a month-over-month rising unemployment rate since September 2020. The department reported 25,100 additional people were employed in January, while the number of unemployed fell by 9,600. Another counting format saw employment growth in the construction and financial activities sectors, among others.