OC Jobless Rate Continues To Fall

By Ran Northam Posted May 1, 2013 at 1:44 pm

RALEIGH – OrangeCounty’s unemployment rate continued to fall in the final month of the first quarter dropping an additional 0.3 percent, a trend that all but one of the state’s counties experienced.

According to the North Carolina Department of Commerce Labor and Economic Analysis Division, Orange County had the lowest unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted) in the North Carolina in March at 5.6 percent compared to Graham County, which remained the highest in the state at 17.8 percent. The jobless rate in the Orange is also down 0.3 percent from March 2012.

The only county that didn’t see a decrease was WilsonCounty which broke even at 12.3.

To see a breakdown of county-by-county unemployment rates for March 2013 across the state, click here.

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