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NC unemployment rate rises in May

By Cathy Martin - Jun 20, 2014 - 4:00:00 pm

North Carolina's May unemployment rate increased to 6.4%, up from 6.2% in April. The U.S. rate remained at 6.3%.

The number of people in the labor force grew by 18,982, while the number of people unemployed increased by 8,795, or 3% over the previous month.

The leisure & hospitality industry had the largest net increase in jobs over the previous month, adding 7,400 workers. The professional and business services industry posted the largest decrease, with 3,400 fewer jobs.

Government and manufacturing jobs showed the largest year-over-year decrease.

The information was reported by the N.C. Department of Commerce.

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