Northampton County, NC monthly unemployment update

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June 28, 2023
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Northampton County, NC monthly unemployment update

Stacker compiled statistics about the unemployment rate in Northampton County using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. County and metro unemployment rates are as of April 2023.

Northampton County had a 4.2% unemployment rate in April 2023, marking a 0.4 percentage point decrease from a month ago. North Carolina reported a 3.4% unemployment rate in May, which is the 20th highest in the country. The national unemployment rate last month rose to 3.7% but is still 0.1 percentage points higher than last year.

The unemployment rate in the Roanoke Rapids, NC metropolitan area was 4.5%, which is 0.3 percentage points higher than Northampton County. Roanoke Rapids has the 81st highest unemployment out of 887 metro and micro areas surveyed in the country.

Counties with the highest unemployment rate in North Carolina
#1. Scotland County: 6.8%
#2. Edgecombe County: 5.2%
#3. Tyrrell County: 5.1%
#4. Hyde County: 5.0%
#4. Vance County: 5.0%

Counties with the lowest unemployment rate in North Carolina
#1. Buncombe County: 2.4%
#2. Chatham County: 2.6%
#2. Haywood County: 2.6%
#2. Henderson County: 2.6%
#2. Swain County: 2.6%

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