County unemployment rates dropped in all but seven of North Carolina's counties in February. In six of those counties the rate remained the same, while only in Perquimans County did the unemployment rate actually rise, by .3% from January.
Here in Eastern Carolina unemployment in the Greenville metro area dropped by a full percent to 9.7%, in Jacksonville down by .3% to 8.7%, in Goldsboro the rate also dropped .3% to 8.5% and in Rocky Mount unemployment went down by a half percent to 12.7%.
Gates County had the lowest unemployment in the east in February with a 7.1% rate.
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