Brunswick County’s unemployment rate climbed to 8 percent in January 2015.
The rate increased from 6.3 percent in December 2014 and was closer to January 2014’s high of 8.6 percent.
Brunswick County’s unemployment rate last hit 8 percent unemployment in December 2013.
The county hit a two-year low at 6.0 percent in October 2014 but has increased each month since.
Unemployment numbers are released through the North Carolina Department of Commerce Labor and Economic Analysis Division.