Pitt County’s December unemployment rate was slightly higher than the same month a year ago.
However, it was slightly lower than November, an indication that people are continuing to find work, an economist at East Carolina University said.
The county’s seasonally adjusted rate in December was 5.9 percent, a tenth of a percent lower than November and five-tenths of a percent higher than December 2014, according to data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and ECU’s Bureau of Business Research.
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