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Rowan sees steady 3.4 percent unemployment rate

SALISBURY — The unemployment rate for November remained at 3.4 percent for Rowan County, according to the North Carolina Department of Commerce.

Although there was no change from October, the unemployment rate is still lower than the 4.7 percent rate in November 2017.

Statewide, the unemployment rate edged up from 3.4 percent in October to 3.5 percent in November.

The unemployment rate in Cabarrus County was 3.1 percent in November, no change from the previous month but a 1 percent decrease from November 2017.

Other neighboring counties’ unemployment rates for November were:

• Davidson, 3.3 percent, up 0.1 percent from October and down 1 percent from November 2017.

• Davie, 3 percent in both October and November, down from 4.1 percent in November 2017.

• Iredell, 3.1 percent, up from 3 percent in October. The rate was 4.2 percent in November 2017.

• Stanly, 3.2 percent in November, up 0.1 percent from October and up 1 percent from November 2017.

The unemployment rates increased in 56 North Carolina counties, stayed the same in 30 counties and decreased in 14 counties, according to the Department of Commerce.

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