Biz Roundup: September unemployment rates down in all 100 counties
RALEIGH – Unemployment rates decreased in all 100 of North Carolina’s counties in September.
Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 6.2%, while Buncombe County had the lowest at 2.6%.
All 15 of the state’s metro areas had rate decreases.
Among the metro areas, Rocky Mount at 4.8% had the highest rate and Asheville had the lowest at 2.7%.
The number of workers employed statewide (not seasonally adjusted) increased in September by 56,211 to 4,942,117, while those unemployed decreased by 42,527 to 178,221.
Since September 2018, the number of workers employed statewide increased 148, 574, while those unemployed increased 6,190.