Brunswick County’s unemployment rate climbed back to 6.5 percent in December 2014.
It was the second month of increasing unemployment after the county hit a two-year low at 6 percent in October.
In November, the rate ticked back up to 6.1 percent.
Brunswick County’s unemployment rate remains improved from a year ago when the county was at 8 percent unemployment for December 2013.
Unemployment numbers are released through the North Carolina Department of Commerce Labor and Economic Analysis Division.