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RALEIGH — North Carolina’s unemployment rate decreased to 10 percent in June, according to statistics released today by the state’s Employment Security Commission. The rate was 10.4 percent in May. “There was positive news in the June data in that the state experienced a small gain in jobs,” said ESC Chairman Lynn R. Holmes. “Since February, North Carolina has added over 45,000 jobs, but we still have a long way to go. Through our offices statewide, we continue to provide services necessary to those customers searching for work and those who are eligible for benefits.” Seasonally adjusted, total non-farm industry employment, as gathered through the monthly establishment survey, increased by 5,100 jobs over the past month to 3,933,900. The largest over-the-month increase occurred in Leisure & Hospitality (+7,900). The largest decrease was in Government (-6,500). Since June 2009, non-farm employment has increased by 29,800 jobs. The number of people employed (seasonally adjusted) decreased by 5,557 workers to 4,089,881. The number of people unemployed decreased by 20,468 workers, to 454,155. Since this time last year, the number of people unemployed has decreased by 43,803 people. The number of workers employed is up 44,978 since June 2009. The state unemployment rate in June 2009 was 11 percent. THIS INFORMATION FROM A NEWS RELEASE SENT TO THE WWAY NEWSCHANNEL 3 NEWSROOM

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