County unemployment climbs

RALEIGH Here's the county by county breakout for the Triangle area:
  • Cumberland County ----  9.3% (Up 0.8%)
  • Durham County ---- 8.1% (Up 0.8%)
  • Edgecombe County ---- 15.7% (Up 0.5%)
  • Franklin County ---- 10.6% (Up 0.5%)
  • Halifax County  ---- 14.4% (Up 0.1%)
  • Johnston County ---- 10.2% (Up 0.1%)
  • Moore County   ----  10.2% (Up 0.6%)
  • Nash County ---- 13.5% (Up 0.7%)
  • Northampton County ---- 11.0% (Down 0.4%)
  • Orange County  ----  6.7% (Up 0.9%)
  • Person County  ----   12.1% (Up 0.7%)
  • Wake County  ----  8.6% (Up 0.7%)
  • Warren County  ---- 13.1% (Up 0.5%)

The news was expected after the statewide rate for May was announced earlier this month. The NC Employment Security Commission said it increased to 11.1 percent. That's a .3 percent increase from April.

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