RALEIGH — North Carolina’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 9.4 percent for the third consecutive month, according to a report released Friday by the N.C. Department of Commerce Labor and Economic Analysis Division.
“Since June of 2010, North Carolina has gained over 85,000 jobs,” said N.C. Department of Commerce Deputy Secretary Dale Carroll. “Over-the-year numbers also show gains for a majority of the job sectors. Our focus, along with our workforce partners, continues to be job growth and to put North Carolinians back to work with the help of employers and our employment service offices statewide.”
Seasonally adjusted total non-farm industry employment, as gathered through the monthly establishment survey, increased by 16,900 to 3,963,100 in June. The major industry with the largest over-the-month increase was professional and business services, which gained 6,400.
Since June 2011, total non-farm jobs gained 37,000 with the service providing sector increasing by 38,600 and the goods producing sector decreasing by 1,600. The largest over-the-year increase of major industries was in government at 13,000, followed by education and health services, 12,100 and trade, transportation and utilities, 9,400.
The number of people employed (smoothed seasonally adjusted) decreased by 7,909 to 4,216,644 over the month, but increased by 60,223 over the year. The state unemployment rate in June 2011 was 10.6 percent.
The next unemployment update is scheduled for July 27, when the county unemployment rates for June 2012 will be released.