June 2013: County-by-county unemployed

Effective June 30, 2013, North Carolina will make a change to unemployment benefits that will see about 70,000 people lose that source of income.

In rural counties, where the population is smaller and job opportunities fewer, the impact of such a change reduces money being spent in the local economy.

Click on a county below to see total population and how many people in each collect state and federal unemployment benefits.

While North Carolina's official unemployment rate stood at 8.5 percent as of April, there are even more people underemployed or who, discouraged, have dropped out of the labor pool.

Data on this map is current as of June 1, 2013.

N.C. counties Cherokee County Graham County Clay County Swain County Macon County Jackson County Haywood County Transylvania County Madison County Buncombe County Henderson County Yancey County Mitchell County Avery County McDowell County Rutherford County Polk County Watauga County Ashe County Alleghany County Burke County Caldwell County Cleveland County Gaston County Lincoln County Catawba County Alexander County Wilkes County Surry County Yadkin County Iredell County Mecklenburg County Davie County Rowan County Cabarrus County Stanly County Union County Anson County Stokes County Forsyth County Davidson County Montgomery County Rockingham County Caswell County Person County Guilford County Randolph County Richmond County Alamance County Orange County Durham County Chatham County Moore County Lee County Hoke County Scotland County Robeson County Cumberland County Harnett County Wake County Granville County Vance County Warren County Franklin County Johnston County Sampson County Bladen County Columbus County Brunswick County Northampton County Halifax County Nash County Wilson County Edgecombe County Hertford County Gates County Camden County Currituck County Pasquotank County Perquimans County Chowan County Bertie County Martin County Washington County Tyrrell County Wayne County Greene County Pitt County Beaufort County Hyde County Dare County Duplin County Lenoir County Jones County Pender County New Hanover County Onslow County Pamlico County Craven County Carteret County
Alamance County
County population: 151,087
1338 collecting state unemployment benefits
1012 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Alexander County
County population 37,193
307 collecting state unemployment benefits
200 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Alleghany County
County population 11,155
59 collecting state unemployment benefits
46 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Anson County
County population 26,948
264 collecting state unemployment benefits
229 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Ashe County
County population 27,281
345 collecting state unemployment benefits
245 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Avery County
County population 17,797
102 collecting state unemployment benefits
88 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Beaufort County
County population 47,770
490 collecting state unemployment benefits
403 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Bertie County
County population 21,293
171 collecting state unemployment benefits
191 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Bladen County
County population 35,190
389 collecting state unemployment benefits
322 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Brunswick County
County population 107,431
873 collecting state unemployment benefits
625 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Buncombe County
County population 238,319
1730 collecting state unemployment benefits
1304 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Burke County
County population 90,914
654 collecting state unemployment benefits
511 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Cabarrus County
County population 178,014
1522 collecting state unemployment benefits
1121 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Caldwell County
County population 83,029
1016 collecting state unemployment benefits
662 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Camden County
County population 9,980
47 collecting state unemployment benefits
44 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Carteret County
County population 66,469
420 collecting state unemployment benefits
357 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Caswell County
County population 23,719
175 collecting state unemployment benefits
123 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Catawba County
County population 154,356
1566 collecting state unemployment benefits
1196 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Chatham County
County population 63,493
335 collecting state unemployment benefits
312 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Cherokee County
County population 27,444
172 collecting state unemployment benefits
175 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Chowan County
County population 14,793
116 collecting state unemployment benefits
113 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Clay County
County population 10,587
69 collecting state unemployment benefits
49 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Cleveland County
County population 98,078
1149 collecting state unemployment benefits
802 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Columbus County
County population 58,098
556 collecting state unemployment benefits
422 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Craven County
County population 103,505
833 collecting state unemployment benefits
644 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Cumberland County
County population 319,431
3391 collecting state unemployment benefits
2744 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Currituck County
County population 23,547
99 collecting state unemployment benefits
107 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Dare County
County population 33,920
190 collecting state unemployment benefits
189 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Davidson County
County population 162,878
1555 collecting state unemployment benefits
1170 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Davie County
County population 41,222
327 collecting state unemployment benefits
220 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Duplin County
County population 58,505
392 collecting state unemployment benefits
373 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Durham County
County population 267,587
2101 collecting state unemployment benefits
1739 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Edgecombe County
County population 56,552
796 collecting state unemployment benefits
746 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Forsyth County
County population 350,670
3107 collecting state unemployment benefits
2502 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Franklin County
County population 60,619
486 collecting state unemployment benefits
383 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Gaston County
County population 206,086
2059 collecting state unemployment benefits
1705 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Gates County
County population 12,186
38 collecting state unemployment benefits
31 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Graham County
County population 8,861
110 collecting state unemployment benefits
91 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Granville County
County population 59,919
513 collecting state unemployment benefits
368 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Greene County
County population 21,362
204 collecting state unemployment benefits
125 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Guilford County
County population 488,406
5221 collecting state unemployment benefits
3976 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Halifax County
County population 54,691
625 collecting state unemployment benefits
488 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Harnett County
County population 114,678
1063 collecting state unemployment benefits
808 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Haywood County
County population 59,036
418 collecting state unemployment benefits
342 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Henderson County
County population 106,740
562 collecting state unemployment benefits
408 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Hertford County
County population 24,658
187 collecting state unemployment benefits
172 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Hoke County
County population 46,952
442 collecting state unemployment benefits
373 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Hyde County
County population 5,810
25 collecting state unemployment benefits
23 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Iredell County
County population 159,442
1400 collecting state unemployment benefits
1155 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Jackson County
County population 40,271
328 collecting state unemployment benefits
167 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Johnston County
County population 168,878
1333 collecting state unemployment benefits
925 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Jones County
County population 10,153
64 collecting state unemployment benefits
54 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Lee County
County population 57,866
572 collecting state unemployment benefits
554 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Lenoir County
County population 59,495
622 collecting state unemployment benefits
474 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Lincoln County
County population 78,265
900 collecting state unemployment benefits
579 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Macon County
County population 33,922
224 collecting state unemployment benefits
180 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Madison County
County population 20,764
160 collecting state unemployment benefits
110 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Martin County
County population 24,505
220 collecting state unemployment benefits
263 collecting extended (federal) benefits
McDowell County
County population 44,996
395 collecting state unemployment benefits
323 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Mecklenburg County
County population 919,625
9893 collecting state unemployment benefits
7222 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Mitchell County
County population 15,579
184 collecting state unemployment benefits
117 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Montgomery County
County population 27,798
234 collecting state unemployment benefits
141 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Moore County
County population 88,247
661 collecting state unemployment benefits
475 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Nash County
County population 95,836
1181 collecting state unemployment benefits
919 collecting extended (federal) benefits
New Hanover County
County population 202,681
1902 collecting state unemployment benefits
1414 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Northampton County
County population 22,098
149 collecting state unemployment benefits
144 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Onslow County
County population 177,772
954 collecting state unemployment benefits
800 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Orange County
County population 133,857
682 collecting state unemployment benefits
422 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Pamlico County
County population 13,144
87 collecting state unemployment benefits
65 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Pasquotank County
County population 40,661
350 collecting state unemployment benefits
316 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Pender County
County population 52,203
415 collecting state unemployment benefits
349 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Perquimans County
County population 13,453
100 collecting state unemployment benefits
79 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Person County
County population 39,464
501 collecting state unemployment benefits
323 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Pitt County
County population 168,148
1807 collecting state unemployment benefits
1315 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Polk County
County population 20,510
77 collecting state unemployment benefits
62 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Randolph County
County population 141,752
1662 collecting state unemployment benefits
1029 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Richmond County
County population 46,639
473 collecting state unemployment benefits
410 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Robeson County
County population 134,168
1440 collecting state unemployment benefits
1258 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Rockingham County
County population 93,640
999 collecting state unemployment benefits
784 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Rowan County
County population 138,446
1328 collecting state unemployment benefits
902 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Rutherford County
County population 67,809
593 collecting state unemployment benefits
531 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Sampson County
County population 63,431
479 collecting state unemployment benefits
434 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Scotland County
County population 36,157
458 collecting state unemployment benefits
395 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Stanly County
County population 60,585
484 collecting state unemployment benefits
418 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Stokes County
County population 47,401
357 collecting state unemployment benefits
258 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Surry County
County population 73,673
616 collecting state unemployment benefits
462 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Swain County
County population 13,981
129 collecting state unemployment benefits
131 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Transylvania County
County population 33,090
135 collecting state unemployment benefits
126 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Tyrrell County
County population 4,407
38 collecting state unemployment benefits
43 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Union County
County population 201,292
1362 collecting state unemployment benefits
1050 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Vance County
County population 45,419
455 collecting state unemployment benefits
453 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Wake County
County population 900,993
7102 collecting state unemployment benefits
4793 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Warren County
County population 20,975
142 collecting state unemployment benefits
126 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Washington County
County population 13,221
130 collecting state unemployment benefits
150 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Watauga County
County population 51,079
220 collecting state unemployment benefits
189 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Wayne County
County population 122,623
962 collecting state unemployment benefits
835 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Wilkes County
County population 69,340
577 collecting state unemployment benefits
439 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Wilson County
County population 81,234
1611 collecting state unemployment benefits
845 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Yadkin County
County population 38,406
283 collecting state unemployment benefits
257 collecting extended (federal) benefits
Yancey County
County population 17,818
152 collecting state unemployment benefits
115 collecting extended (federal) benefits