NC’s unemployment rate dips slightly in February

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North Carolina’s unemployment rate fell slightly in February to a seasonally adjusted 9.4 percent from January’s revised rate of 9.5 percent, the Charlotte Business Journal reports.

According to the report, that leaves the state’s jobless rate, which remains stubbornly higher than the national rate, little changed from a year ago. North Carolina’s February 2012 rate was 9.5 percent.

The state added 3,300 nonfarm jobs last month. The number of employed residents decreased by 4,964 to about 4.3 million in February, while the ranks of the unemployed fell by 6,585 to 446,840.

Read more at the Charlotte Business Journal

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