More counties in Eastern Carolina had lower unemployment rates in December than they did the month before.
Sixteen counties in Eastern Carolina experienced a drop in unemployment in December over November. Nine counties increased, and four saw no change. Craven was one of those counties, with its unemployment rate flat at 9.8%. In Pitt County, the rate dropped two-tenths in December to 9.6%. Onslow County's unemployment rate inched down to 7.8. The statewide rate is 9.8%.
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