Friday, October 22, 2021
Wayne County’s Unemployment Rate Ticks Up In December

Wayne County’s Unemployment Rate Ticks Up In December

According to the latest figures from the North Carolina Department of Commerce, Wayne County’s seasonally unadjusted jobless rate increased to 6.2 % in December, up one-tenth of a percentage point from November.  An estimated 3,106 individuals in Wayne County were considered unemployed in December.  Wayne County’s latest unemployment rate is also up from the 3.5% jobless rate recorded in the county in December of 2019.

Unemployment rates increased in 55 of North Carolina’s 100 counties in December.

North Carolina’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.2% in December, unchanged from November’s revised rate and up 2.6 percentage points from the rate recorded in December of 2019.

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