Caldwell County, NC monthly unemployment update

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January 27, 2023
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Caldwell County, NC monthly unemployment update

Stacker compiled statistics about the unemployment rate in Caldwell County using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. County and metro unemployment rates are as of November 2022.

Caldwell County had a 3.7% unemployment rate in November 2022, marking a 0.2% decrease from a month ago. North Carolina reported a 3.9% unemployment rate in November, which is the 21th highest in the country. The national unemployment rate last month dropped to 3.5% but is still 0.4% lower than last year.

The unemployment rate in the Hickory, NC metropolitan area was 3.6%, which is 0.1% lower than Caldwell County. Hickory has the 344th highest unemployment out of 887 metro and micro areas surveyed in the country.

Unemployment rates in neighboring counties
#1. Wilkes County, NC: 4.0%
#2. Caldwell County, NC: 3.7%
#3. Burke County, NC: 3.6%
#3. Catawba County, NC: 3.6%
#5. Avery County, NC: 3.2%
#5. Watauga County, NC: 3.2%

Counties with the highest unemployment rate in North Carolina
#1. Edgecombe County: 7.3%
#2. Scotland County: 7.2%
#3. Warren County: 6.7%
#4. Vance County: 6.6%
#5. Halifax County: 6.1%

Counties with the lowest unemployment rate in North Carolina
#1. Buncombe County: 3.0%
#1. Orange County: 3.0%
#3. Chatham County: 3.1%
#3. Greene County: 3.1%
#3. Swain County: 3.1%

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