The new leadership in North Carolina saw employment continue to rise throughout the last year. January's unemployment numbers show that the state gained over 17,000 jobs and improved from a 6.9% unemployment rate to 6.7%.
In fact, North Carolina is approaching the national average at 6.6% of North Carolin's population unemployed. Over 45,000 jobs were added throughout the last year, which equates to a 2.1 percentage point drop in the unemployment rate.
Keep an eye out for the Harnett county unemployment numbers this week. I know that with economically sound policies we can make NC break the national average for unemployment.