NC jobless rate at 6.7 percent in January
by Staff Reports
The state's seasonally adjusted January unemployment rate was 6.7 percent, decreasing 0.2 of a percentage point from December's revised rate of 6.9 percent. The national rate decreased to 6.6 percent from December's 6.7 percent.
North Carolina's January 2014 unemployment rate was 2.1 percentage points lower than a year ago. The number of people employed increased 17,407 over the month to 4,356,090, and increased 45,283 over the year. The number of people unemployed decreased 11,354 over the month to 311,740, and declined 105,656 over the year.