Rowan County unemployment claims rise
New claims for unemployment benefits have increased in Rowan County despite last week’s unexpected drop in the number of newly laid-off workers filing claims across the nation.
Debbie Davis, manager of the Employment Security Commission of North Carolina office in Salisbury, said new claims by employees of companies which shut down for two weeks over Christmas may have been the reason.
Read more about what Davis had to say about the state of the local economy, programs to help unemployed workers in Rowan County and national unemployment statistics from the Labor Department in Saturday’s Post.
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