Alexander County’s unemployment rate dropped two percent in the month of August according to the latest figures released by the North Carolina Department of Commerce.
The rate of joblessness fell from 8.4 percent in July to 6.4 in August.
Other area counties saw job improvement as well
Caldwell….. 7.3 from 9.6
Catawba….. 7.0 from 9.2
Iredell………..6.6 from 8.6
Wilkes……….5.7 from 7.4
Unemployment rates decreased in all 100 of North Carolina’s counties in August. Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 11.6 percent, while Camden and Watauga Counties each had the lowest at 4.6 percent.