RALEIGH—North Carolina’s unemployment rate in July was 10.1 percent, up from 9.9 percent in June.
The nationwide unemployment rate for July was 9.1 percent, down slightly from 9.2 percent in June.
The dip in the rate, according to Lynn Holmes, chairman of the Employment Security Commission (ESC) of North Carolina, was attributed to losses in public sector jobs.
Private sector jobs gains in July were 6,900 jobs. State government jobs were decreased by 300 jobs and local government lost 11,800 jobs.