U.S. employers added a robust 228,000 jobs in November, a sign of the job market's enduring strength in its ninth year of economic recovery.
North Carolina's unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.1 percent for the fourth straight month in October, the best jobless rate the state has recorded in 17 years.
The U.S. shed 33,000 jobs in September because of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which closed thousands of businesses in Texas and Florida.
U.S. employers added 209,000 jobs in July, a second straight month of robust gains that underscore the economy's vitality as it enters a ninth year of expansion.
Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week as most U.S. workers continue to enjoy job security.
The NC Department of Commerce releases latest unemployment numbers for state, small year to year change.
U.S. employers added a robust 235,000 jobs in February and wages rose at a healthy clip, a sign the economy remains on solid footing after nearly eight years of recovery.
More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but claims remained low enough to suggest that most workers enjoy job security.
Just 223,000 Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, fewest in nearly 44 years.
Local news outlets report Lowe's announced Tuesday that 430 workers at its headquarters in Mooresville would be laid off.