WILMINGTON — April’s unemployment rate numbers show a reduction across 98 counties, according to the NC Department of Commerce, including the tri-county region.
The number of unemployed individuals decreased by 4,221, a 2.3% decline.
In Wilmington’s metro areas, the numbers are:
- Pender County: 0.3% decrease
- New Hanover County: 0.4% decrease
- Brunswick County: 0.8% decrease
By comparison to April 2022, Pender County and New Hanover County noticed a 0.1% reduction from last year, while Brunswick County experienced a 0.4% decrease.
New Hanover County ranks number 15 across all counties, with a 2.8% unemployment rate, while Pender comes in 23rd at 2.9% unemployment rate. Brunswick fell to number 76 at 3.7%.
An increase in jobs across multiple sectors have been reported in the tri-county region as well.
The total number of seasonally-adjusted non-farm jobs in New Hanover and Pender County grew by 500 (0.3%) within the last month and 6,400 (4.6%) in the last year.
Leisure and hospitality jobs increased by 1,000, information jobs by 100, education and health services by 200, and government by 100.
However not all industries saw job growth.Trade, transportation, and utilities, financial activities, and other services did not experience changes.
Professional and business services had a decrease of 300 jobs (1.6%), manufacturing decreased by 100 jobs (1.6%), and mining, logging, and construction decreased by 200 jobs (1.9%).
May’s report will be released on June 16.
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