RALEIGH — The number of people employed in the Old North State increased 7,892 over the month to 4,932,389 in November, according to the latest figures released by the N.C. Department Commerce today.
The result: a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.8 percent, decreasing 0.2 of a percentage point from October’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 0.1 of a percentage point to 3.5 percent.
That rate is up 0.1 of a percentage point from a year ago.
The total nonfarm industry employment, as gathered through the monthly establishment survey, increased 2,300 to 4,592,000 in November.
The major industries with the largest over-the-month increases were Other Services, 900; Construction, 700; Trade, Transportation & Utilities, 600; Information, 500; Government, 500; Manufacturing, 500; Leisure & Hospitality Services, 400; and Financial Activities, 100. Major industries experiencing decreases were Education & Health Services, 1,300; and Professional & Business Services, 600. Mining & Logging employment remained unchanged over the month.
Since November 2018, total nonfarm jobs increased 91,300 with the Total Private sector increasing by 87,900 and Government increasing by 3,400. The largest over-the-year increase among major industries was Leisure & Hospitality Services at 23,600, followed by Trade, Transportation & Utilities, 19,900; Education & Health Services, 14,100; Professional & Business Services, 12,700; Financial Activities, 8,300; Other Services, 6,500; Government, 3,400; Information, 2,600; and Construction, 800. Major industries experiencing decreases were Manufacturing, 500; and Mining & Logging, 100.