Despite adding 16,500 workers in the state, unemployment in North Carolina climbed up in August.
New figures out today show the August unemployment rate stood at 10.4%, compared to 10.1% in July. It was the second month in a row that unemployment crept back up into double digits in North Carolina.
The biggest increase in jobs during August were those in the government, up 13,600 from the previous month. Trade, transportation and utilities saw the biggest drop with 3,600 fewer jobs.