Guilford Unemployment Rises in January

Unemployment was up again in Guilford during January to 11.8%, the News and Record reported today.  That’s an increase of .6% from December. 

The state-wide rate for January was also 11.8% before seasonal adjustments (11.1% with seasonal adjustments).

Believe it or not though, many counties in North Carolina are faring even worse than Guilford.  Among our neighbors, for instance, the jobless rate for January was 13.2% in Alamance, 14.6% in Rockingham, and 12.8% in Randolph.  Forsyth’s was a little better at 10.6%.

These rates do not of course count folks who have given up looking for work or settled for part-time jobs.      

You can examine county jobless rates across the state at the Employment Security Commission’s website.

And if you’re looking for work, please remember Greensboro Public Library’s job links page.

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