NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – The Wilmington metropolitan unemployment rate was 9.9 percent in November, down slightly from the 10.0 rate in October, according to a report from the N.C. Department of Commerce's Division of Employment Security.
"Unemployment rates continued to drop across North Carolina in November," stated N.C. Department of Commerce Deputy Secretary Dale Carroll within a report. "Over-the-year, rates have decreased in 71 counties."
New Hanover County faired faintly better than the state's unadjusted rate with 9.2 percent unemployment, equal to the results from last year at this time.
Note: The results are not seasonally adjusted and are estimates subject to revision.