Johnston’s Unemployment Rate Falls To 3.3 Percent

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in all 100 of North Carolina’s counties in July. Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 7.6 percent while Buncombe, Swain, and Chatham Counties each had the lowest at 2.9 percent.

Johnston County’s jobless rate fell from 3.7 percent in June to 3.3 percent in July. Compared to a year ago, the July 2021 unemployment rate was 4.5 percent in the county. According to the NC Department of Commerce, Johnston County had a labor force of 107,979 workers in July 2022. Of that number, 3,546 were without job (3.3%).

All fifteen of the state’s metro areas experienced rate decreases. Among the metro areas, Rocky Mount had the highest rate at 6.0 percent while Asheville had the lowest at 2.9 percent. The July not seasonally adjusted statewide rate was 3.7 percent.

When compared to the same month last year, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates decreased in all 100 counties. All 15 of the state’s metro areas experienced rate decreases over the year. The number of workers employed statewide (not seasonally adjusted) increased in July by 31,277 to 4,966,822, while those unemployed decreased by 18,851 to 190,340. Since July 2021, the number of workers employed statewide increased 214,946, while those unemployed decreased 65,092.


    • Typical JoCo response…… Can’t just be happy about the good news for the worker’s. I know I know the good news hurts.

    • My sons in laws friend apllied for 22 jobs. He was an restaurant manager among other positions. Not one single call back. So I think they aren’t really hiring they just want people to think they are to feed into the lie….

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