Vance County Unemployment Rate Increased to 14.1% in June

The latest unemployment numbers for Vance County was just released, showing an unemployment rate of 14.1% with 2,771 people unemployed.  May’s Vance County numbers were 13.3% unemployment rate with 2,638 people unemployed.

This makes Vance County the 5th highest unemployment county in North Carolina, with Scotland, Edgecomb, Rutherford and Graham counties the other 4 highest rates in the state.  Warren County falls just behind Vance with the #6th highest unemployment at a 13.6% unemployment rate.

The top 5 Counties in the state with the least unemployment are Currituck (5.5%), Hyde (6.9%), Chatham (7.0%),  Orange (7.2%) and Gates (7.5%)

You may read the full report here:  NR_June_2011_CountyRates.pdf