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Rowan County continues to see decrease in jobless rate

By Liz Moomey

liz.moomey@salisburypost.com

SALISBURY — Rowan County’s unemployment rate continued to drop in August, according to a report released Wednesday by the North Carolina Department of Commerce.

The August unemployment rate was 3.8 percent compared to 4 percent in July and 4.9 percent in August 2017.

Cabarrus County saw a slight drop in its jobless rate, at 3.6 percent. That was a 0.1 percent decrease from July and 0.8 percent less than the previous year.

Other neighboring counties’ unemployment rates for August were:

• Davidson: 3.8 percent, no change from July and a decrease of 0.8 percent from August 2017.

• Davie: 3.5 percent, a decrease from 3.6 percent in July and 4.3 percent in August 2017.

• Iredell: 3.5 percent, decreasing 0.2 percent from July and 1 percent from August last year.

• Stanly: 3.7 percent, which matched the July rate and was a 0.7 drop from August 2017.

North Carolina’s statewide unemployment rate was 3.9 in August, a decrease of 0.2 percent from July and 0.9 percent from August 2017.

The unemployment rates decreased in all North Carolina counties in August, compared to last year.

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