Johnston’s Unemployment Rate Drops

RALEIGH — Unemployment rates – not seasonally adjusted – decreased in 99 of North Carolina’s counties in September and increased in one. Warren County had the highest unemployment rate at 7.6 percent while Orange and Buncombe Counties each had the lowest at 2.6 percent. Johnston County’s unemployment rate fell from 3.5 percent in August to 3.0 percent in September.

The September not seasonally adjusted statewide rate was 3.3 percent. The number of workers employed statewide (not seasonally adjusted) increased in September by 35,919 to 4,951,030, while those unemployed decreased by 29,687 to 169,997. Since September 2021, the number of workers employed statewide increased 174,474, while those unemployed decreased 35,405.

In September 2021, Johnston’s jobless rate was 3.6 percent.

Out of a labor force of 107,044 people, the NC Department of Commerce said 3,191 were unemployed in Johnston County in September 2022.

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