Brunswick County’s unemployment rate remained below 6 percent for September at 5.9 percent.
The rate change continued a monthly fluctuation, rising from 5.7 percent in August and 5.6 percent in July. The unemployment rate for June jumped up to 5.8 percent after hitting a year low of 5.5 percent in May. The unemployment rate last reached 6 percent in April.
The rates dropped significantly compared with early 2016, when Brunswick County had 6.7 percent unemployment for March, 7.8 percent in February and 8.1 percent in January.