Unemployment Figures Released

The unemployment rate increased in 95 of North Carolina’s 100 counties for January 2012 while Davie County’s unemployment rate decreased from 10.4% to 10.3%.

Over the last twelve months, unemployment rates increased in 58 counties, decreased in 35 counties and remained the same in seven counties.  Davie County’s unemployment rate decreased. The state-wide unadjusted unemployment rate was 10.5 percent in January 2012.

Seasonal factors contributed to an increase in county unemployment rates across North Carolina in January.  “Seasonal losses in retail as well as the leisure and hospitality sector contributed to gains in the unemployment rates,” said N.C. Department of Commerce Deputy Secretary Dale Carroll. “While rates were up in January, over-the-year nearly half of the state’s counties unemployment rates decreased or remained the same. Our focus continues to be our customers in assisting them in finding work through programs at our DES offices and JobLink Career Centers statewide.”

For complete details, visit the North Carolina Department of Commerce Division of Employment Security.   For information on jobs in and around Davie County, North Carolina visit Davie County Jobs.


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