NC to release March unemployment rate figures

Figures to be released by state officials will show whether North Carolina’s jobless rate has continued to inch down.

The N.C. Department of Commerce is scheduled to announce unemployment numbers for the month of March on Tuesday.

The rates for February and January were at 5.3 percent. North Carolina’s rates have been below the national figure for several months.

National figures released earlier this month show the jobless rate for the U.S. as a whole remained at 5.5 percent for a second month.

North Carolina’s jobless rate has gradually dropped over the past year from 6.5 percent in February 2014.

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