Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in 95 of North Carolina’s counties in June, decreased in four counties, and remained unchanged in one county.
Graham County had the highest unemployment rate at 12.3 percent while Buncombe County had the lowest at 4.7 percent. All fifteen of the state’s metro areas experienced rate increases. Among the Metro areas, Rocky Mount at 8.9 percent experienced the highest rate and Asheville had the lowest rate at 5.0 percent. The June not seasonally adjusted statewide rate was 6.1 percent.
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Vance County has a labor force of 17,988 with 1,683 unemployed, giving you a rate of 9.4 percent. Granville County has 28,513 workers with 1,563 out of work, giving you a rate of 5.5 percent. Warren County employs 7,250 with 653 out of work, giving you an unemployment rate of 9.0 percent. Just south in Franklin County, there are 29,134 in the labor force with 1,795 out of a job, giving you a rate of 6.2 percent.
Vance County’s unemployment rate increased .6 percent from May to June. May’s figure was 8.8 percent, while June’s is 9.4. The unemployment rate in June of 2014 was 9.6 percent, meaning a .2 percent decrease when compared to one year ago.
Vance County has the fifth worst unemployment rate in the state with Graham, Scotland, Edgecombe and Wilson Counties respectively being the four counties with the worst rates.