Unemployment up in most N.C. counties, including Rowan
Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in 95 of North Carolina’s counties in July, decreased in four, and remained unchanged in one. However, when compared to the same month last year, not seasonally adjusted unemployment decreases over the year.
Rowan County’s rate for July is 6.9 percent, up from 6.5 in June, but lower than the 8.8 percent rate in July 2013.
Cabarrus County’s rate is up to 6.2 percent from 6 percent in June, but lower than July 2013’s 7.9 percent.
Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 12.7 percent while Currituck County had the lowest at 3.9 percent. All 14 of the state’s metro areas experienced rate increases. Among the Metro areas, Rocky Mount at 10.2 percent experienced the highest rate and Asheville at 5.2 percent had the lowest. The July not seasonally adjusted statewide rate was 6.9 percent.