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North Carolina unemployment rate drops to 4.1% in October


North Carolina’s jobless rate fell further in October to 4.1% as the overall number of people employed kept growing. The state Commerce Department unveiled the seasonally adjusted rate on Friday. It compares to a revised September rate of 4.3%. The number of people employed in grew in October by 11,000 to well over 4.82 million workers. North Carolina hasn’t logged a rising monthly unemployment rate since September 2020. The rate reached as high as 13.5% during the peak of COVID-19 lockdown and commerce restrictions in spring 2020.