Brunswick County’s unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent in February from January’s 8.1 percent.
The rate is still higher at the start of 2016 than 2015. February of 2015 was down to 7.5 percent from 8.0 percent unemployment in January 2015.
Unemployment numbers are released through the North Carolina Department of Commerce Labor and Economic Analysis Division.
The NCDOC reported North Carolina’s unemployment rate also fell slightly, to 5.7 percent in February from 5.8 percent in January.