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North Carolina’s July Employment Figures Released

RALEIGH — The state’s seasonally adjusted July unemployment rate was 4.7 percent, decreasing 0.2 of a percentage point from June’s revised rate. The national rate remained unchanged at 4.9 percent.

North Carolina’s July 2016 unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage point lower than a year ago. The number of people employed decreased 13,203 over the month to 4,601,491 and increased 114,518 over the year. The number of people unemployed decreased 12,953 over the month to 225,934, and decreased 47,154 over the year.

Seasonally adjusted Total Non-farm industry employment, as gathered through the monthly establishment survey, increased 12,000 to 4,340,600 in July. The major industries with the largest over­ the ­month increases were Government at 5,200, followed by Professional & Business Services, 3,300; Financial Activities, 2,600; Construction, 1,900; Education & Health Services, 1,700; and Other Services, 1,300. Major industries experiencing decreases were Manufacturing, 1,700; Trade, Transportation & Utilities, 1,500; Information, 400; and Leisure & Hospitality Services, 400. Mining & Logging employment remained unchanged over the month.

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