Unemployment

While unemployment is a reality, Cabarrus County prides itself on consistently bringing the percentage down, which is evident in the tables represented below.

The following table depicts the 2013 labor force figures for Cabarrus County and the requisite unemployment rate.

Labor Force, October 2013
Labor Force 93,017
Unemployment Rate 6.8%

Source: NC Employment Security Commission

 

The following table depicts the unemployment rate for Cabarrus County and surrounding areas for the past two years.

 Unemployment Rate

 

Cabarrus

MSA

NC

US

Month

2013

2012

2013

2012

2013

2012

2013

2012

 January

9.3

9.3

10.0

10.1

10.2

10.1

8.5

8.8

 February

8.7

9.5

9.4

10.0

9.5

10.0

8.1

8.7 

 March

8.2

8.9

8.8

9.5

8.9

9.4

7.6

8.4

 April

7.9

8.3

8.4

9.0

 8.5 

8.9

7.1

7.7

 May

8.3

8.9

8.9

9.4

8.9

9.3

7.3

7.9

 June

8.8

9.2

9.3

9.9

9.3

9.8

7.8

8.4

 July

8.5

9.4

9.2

10.2

9.1

10.0

7.7

8.6

 August

 7.7 

8.9

8.3

9.8

8.3

9.7

7.3

8.2

 September

 *

8.4

9.1

*

8.9

 7.2

7.6

 October

 6.8

8.4

7.5 

 9.3

 7.5

9.1

 7.3

7.5

 November

 6.2

8.4

6.9

9.0

6.9

9.1

 7.0

7.4

 December

 

8.6

 

9.4

 

9.4

 

7.6

 

 

 

 

 

* No numbers were reported in 9/2013 due to government shut down.
Source: NC Department of Commerce, Division of Employment Security