Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory released the following statement after North Carolina’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.4 percent, the first time it has been lower than the national average since March 2006.
“I’m pleased to see that more and more people are getting back to work, but the job is far from finished,” said Governor Pat McCrory. “While I am encouraged by the continued progress we have made over such a short period of time, we will remain focused on pro-jobs policies that help people get back to work and position North Carolina for a strong and steady comeback over the long-term.”
Over the month, the number of people employed increased by over 7,000 and increased to over 48,000 since this time last year. North Carolina’s February 2014 unemployment rate was 2.2 percentage points lower than a year ago.