The Employment Security Commission of North Carolina today released June’s unemployment figures for all 100 counties of the state.
In WNC, the rates show that unemployment increased slightly for most of the region’s 17 counties between May and June. Across the region, the rate held steady for only one county, Graham. The top increase was in Rutherford County, which increased one percentage point, pushing the rate to 14.6 percent and the third highest unemployment in the state in June.
Across the state, unemployment increased 91 counties, three remained the same, and six decreased. Seven WNC counties had rates higher than the statewide rate of 10.4 percent.