Unemployment rates – not seasonally adjusted – increased in 98 of North Carolina’s counties in June and decreased in two. Edgecombe County had the highest unemployment rate at 8.0 percent while Orange and Buncombe Counties each had the lowest at 3.3 percent. The statewide unemployment rate was 4.1 percent up from 3.6 percent.
In Johnston County, the unemployment rate increased from 3.3 percent in May 2022 to 3.7 percent in June 2022. A year ago, in June 2021, the jobless rate was 1.1 percent higher at 4.8 percent.
According to statistics released today by the NC Department of Commerce, Johnston County had 3,928 people unemployed in June 2022 out of a labor force of 106,766. Statewide, 209,855 people were unemployed in June out of a labor force of 5,145,699.