Johnston Has 12th Lowest In Unemployment Rate In NC

Johnston County had the 12th lowest unemployment rate of any county in the state in June, even though the jobless rate did increase.

From May to June, the jobless rate increased from 5.2 to 5.5 percent, according to the NC Department of Commerce – Labor and Economic Analysis Division. At the same time the statewide unemployment rate increased 0.2 percent from 5.9 to 6.1 percent. 

A total of 95 of the 100 counties in North Carolina was rates increase. 

Buncombe County now has the lowest unemployment rate in the state at 4.7 percent.  Graham County has the highest at 12.3 percent.

Wake County ranked third lowest at 5.0%, Sampson 45th at 6.2%, Wayne 56th at 6.5%, Harnett 75th at 7.3%, Nash 84th at 8.1%, Wilson 97th at 10.4%.    

Across North Carolina, 292,571 people were unemployed in June out of a labor force of 4,776,963. In Johnston County, 4,825 were jobless out of a labor force of 87,762 workers.