RALEIGH – New employment data for November from the state of North Carolina is a mixed bag.

The number of people working fell by more than 26,000, according to data provided by the N.C. Department of Commerce.

However, the ranks of the unemployed also dropped – by just over 9,000.

For the year, employment has climbed by over 100,000 since November 2021. The unemployed number has increased by more than 6,300.

Each of the state’s 15 metro areas report year-over-year decreases in unemployment rates. The numbers also fell in 92 counties.

Numbers are not seasonably adjusted. The unemployment rate was 3.8%.

December statistics will be released in January.

For November’s seasonably adjusted data, see this story:

NC unemployment rate rises to 3.9% – a ‘negative sign’ for labor market

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