Bringing The World Home To You

© 2023 WUNC North Carolina Public Radio
120 Friday Center Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
919.445.9150 | 800.962.9862
91.5 Chapel Hill 88.9 Manteo 90.9 Rocky Mount 91.1 Welcome 91.9 Fayetteville 90.5 Buxton 94.1 Lumberton 99.9 Southern Pines 89.9 Chadbourn
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Joblessness From The Mountains To The Coast

Latest numbers show – the North Carolina unemployment rate has increased in every corner of the state.

Davie County stands alone. It’s the only county in the state whose unemployment rate didn’t go up during the month of November – it remained the same at 8-point-9-percent.  The county with the biggest increase – Graham County. Graham County jumped almost 6-and-a-half points – to 18-point-6-percent. That’s the highest in the state.  Orange County has the lowest jobless rate – just under 6-percent.   Numbers from the Employment Security Commission show 441-thousand people were unemployed this past November – about 30-thousand more than the month before.

Leoneda Inge is the co-host of WUNC's "Due South." Leoneda has been a radio journalist for more than 30 years, spending most of her career at WUNC as the Race and Southern Culture reporter. Leoneda’s work includes stories of race, slavery, memory and monuments. She has won "Gracie" awards, an Alfred I. duPont Award and several awards from the Radio, Television, Digital News Association (RTDNA). In 2017, Leoneda was named "Journalist of Distinction" by the National Association of Black Journalists.
Related Stories
More Stories