NC unemployment rate tops 10 percent, as public sector jobs eliminated
Figures released by the N.C. Employment Security Commission Friday show that the private sector gained 6,900 jobs for the month. But those gains were more than erased by the loss of 11,800 local government jobs and 300 state government jobs.
The ESC notes the majority of the local government jobs lost were in education, including teaching positions.
North Carolina’s jobless rate now stands at 10.1%, a full percentage point above the national unemployment rate.