The Unemployment Rate in North Carolina continued to drop last month, now at its lowest point in almost six years. In January 2011, North Carolina’s unemployment rate was at 10.4 percent, higher than the national average. Today’s unemployment rate has dropped by 39 percent to 6.2, falling below the national average.
The state added over 15,000 jobs in the past month, nearly 70,000 over the last year, and more than 200,000 new jobs since January of 2011, when the new majority took control of the legislature.
“It’s no coincidence given our tax, regulatory and unemployment reform that we continue to see a significant drop in unemployment and are able to add jobs for our citizens,” said Speaker Thom Tillis in a statement released this morning.