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Raleigh — The state’s seasonally adjusted June 2022 unemployment rate was 3.4 percent, remaining unchanged from May’s revised rate. The national rate remained unchanged at 3.6 percent.

North Carolina’s unemployment rate decreased 1.6 percentage points from a year ago. The number of people employed increased 12,675 over the month to 4,929,133 and increased 215,137 over the year. The number of people unemployed increased 1,767 over the month to 172,658 and decreased 74,565 over the year.

Seasonally adjusted total nonfarm employment, as gathered through the monthly establishment survey, increased 22,700 to 4,754,100 in June. Major industries experiencing increases were education and health services, 5,700; professional and business services, 5,000; trade, transportation and utilities, 3,700; construction, 3,000; government, 2,600; financial activities, 2,500; leisure and hospitality services, 900; and information, 700. Major industries experiencing decreases were manufacturing, 1,100; other services, 200; and mining and logging, 100.

Since June 2021, total nonfarm jobs increased 152,000 with the total private sector increasing by 160,800 and government decreasing by 8,800. Major industries experiencing increases were professional and business services, 48,800; leisure and hospitality services, 32,500; education and health services, 19,500; financial activities, 16,300; manufacturing, 13,300; trade, transportation and utilities, 11,300; other services, 7,200; construction, 6,100; and information, 6,100. Major industries experiencing decreases were government, 8,800; and mining and logging, 300.

The next unemployment update is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 3, when the county unemployment rates for June 2022 will be released.

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