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North Carolina’s unemployment fell by 0.1 percent in October, according to the state’s Department of Commerce’s report.

The state’s seasonally adjusted October unemployment rate was 4.0 percent, which beats September’s employment rate of 4.1.

North Carolina's rate remains several points above the national unemployment rate of 3.6 percent, which also saw a dip last month.

September’s rate was also 0.1 lower than August’s numbers, but the current rate is higher than it was in October 2018.

The number of people employed in October increased by 12,594 to 4.9 million and increased by 123,870 over the year. Most of the new jobs were added in the leisure and hospitality industry.

The number of unemployed residents also decreased by 4,276 over the month to 204,151 and increased by 19,615 over the year. Professional and business services jobs have seen the most cuts.                                                                                 

Staff Reporter

Nyamekye Daniel has been a journalist for three years. She was the managing editor for the South Florida Media Network and a staff writer for The Miami Times. Daniel's work has also appeared in the Sun-Sentinel, Miami Herald and The New York Times.