NC Unemployment Rate
NC Unemployment Rate:
5.1%(p) in May 2016(Unemployment Rate for NC)
August 18, 2014 Update: Federal Unemployment. Beginning in 2009, the state of North Carolina was forced to borrow money from the federal government in order to pay off their citizens' unemployment benefits. The unemployment rate in North Carolina currently stands at 6.2 percent, but the state expects to pay off the debt associated with that initial borrowed amount by the end of next year, already having paid off nearly $2 billion. The debt was largely paid off by tax collection policies implemented by Governor Pat McCrory. The current administration hopes to then continue building a surplus for future unemployment benefit needs.
Charlotte NC Unemployment Rate
The figure to the left portrays the unemployment rate by county, seasonally adjusted for this year. The Department of Labor publishes these statistics on a monthly basis.
The Bureau of Labor only includes those who have been out of work within four(4) weeks or less in 2012. It does not represent the actual percentage of people who are jobless.
These numbers are readily available to the public 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. They can be searched by city, or by county. These figures essentially determine the length of compensation pay. They also serve as a formidable source of reference to measure economic trends across the United States.
Raleigh NC Unemployment Rate
(The chart depicted above shows the statistic history; it's increases and decreases, beginning 15 years ago, spanning until present day)
(This picture shown compares figures of the recent years of 2010 to 2011, and 2011 to 2012. As you can see in the graph, the trends improved slightly in 2011 before taking a repeated dip for thus far for 2012)