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North Carolina’s November Employment Figures Released 

RALEIGH — The state’s seasonally adjusted November unemployment rate was 4.3 percent, increasing 0.2 of a percentage point from October’s revised rate.  The national rate remained unchanged at 4.1 percent.

North Carolina’s November 2017 unemployment rate decreased 0.9 of a percentage point from a year ago.  The number of people employed decreased 3,262 over the month to 4,739,461 and increased 81,649 over the year. The number of people unemployed increased 9,654 over the month to 213,437 and decreased 41,228 over the year.

Seasonally adjusted Total Nonfarm industry employment, as gathered through the monthly establishment survey, increased 2,900 to 4,446,500 in November.  The major industries with the largest over-the-month increases were Professional & Business Services at 4,600, followed by Other Services, 1,100; Manufacturing, 900; Construction, 200; and Education & Health Services, 100. Major industries experiencing decreases were Financial Activities, 1,600; Leisure & Hospitality Services, 1,500; Information, 400; Trade, Transportation & Utilities, 400; and Government, 100. Mining & Logging industry employment remained unchanged over the month.

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