Raleigh, N.C. — North Carolina's unemployment rate remains stuck at 9.4 percent.
The state's jobless rate in June was the same as it was in May and April.
Employment did increase by 16,900 with 6,400 of those jobs coming in professional and business services, the North Carolina Department of Commerce's Labor and Economic Analysis Division said Friday.
The unemployment rate a year ago was 10.6 percent.
The jobless rate and the employment numbers were seasonally adjusted, taking into account such factors as weather and summer vacations for schools.
According to the state, North Carolina has added some 85,000 jobs over the past year. The biggest gain in employment came in government at 13,000 followed by education and health services at 12,100 and trade, transportation and utilities at 9,400.