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North Carolina’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.4 Percent

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Recently, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released both national and state unemployment and jobs data from April. According to the national employment situation report, the national unemployment rate dropped from 3.5 percent in March to 3.4 percent in April.

North Carolina’s state unemployment rate saw a drop from 3.5 percent in March to 3.4 percent in April. Additionally, according to the report, the state added about 11,979 jobs with some of the largest increases coming from the trade, financial activities, and construction sectors.
The full Bureau of Labor Statistics state report can be found here.