NC jobless rate remains stagnant

— North Carolina’s unemployment rate held steady in November at 5.7 percent.

The state Commerce Department said Friday that last month’s jobless rate was up 0.2 percent from one year ago.

Unemployment Rate graphic What’s behind the North Carolina unemployment rate?

The number of people employed increased by 15,466 between October and November, to 4.5 million. That’s an increase of 133,800 jobs over the year.

The number of people unemployed decreased 2,015 over the month, to 270,977, but was up 15,615 from November 2014.

The education and health services; trade, transportation and utilities; and professional business services sectors saw the largest increases in jobs during November, while the construction sector saw the largest losses in the month.

North Carolina continues to lag behind the national average unemployment rate. In November, that figure was 5 percent.

,North Carolina’s unemployment rate held steady in November at 5.7 percent.

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