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State Jobless Rate In October Falls To 4.1 Percent


November 20, 2017

The state’s seasonally adjusted October unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, remaining unchanged from September’s revised rate.

The national rate decreased 0.1 of a percentage point to 4.1 percent.

North Carolina’s October 2017 unemployment rate decreased 1.0 percentage point from a year ago.

The number of people employed increased 11,504 over the month to 4,742,359 and increased 91,964 over the year.

The number of people unemployed increased 3,668 over the month to 203,890 and decreased 47,385 over the year.

Seasonally adjusted Total Nonfarm industry employment, as gathered through the monthly establishment survey, increased 11,400 to 4,439,300 in October.

The major industries with the largest over-the-month increases were professional and business services at 5,600, followed by trade, transportation and utilities, 4,900; leisure and hospitality services, 3,000; education and health services, 900; and mining and logging, 100.

Major industries experiencing decreases were other services, 1,400; financial activities, 700; government, 700; manufacturing, 200; and construction, 100.

Information industry employment remained unchanged over the month.


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