N.C. adds 70K workers, but unemployment remains slightly higher than national average
New numbers are released in North Carolina's unemployment rate.
In January, it didn't move from the four-and-a-half percent mark where it's been for the last three months.
Data released by the state commerce department show the state's jobless rate only matched the national average in August, when both were at 4.4 percent.
Despite the higher unemployment rate, the state saw an additional 70,000 workers added to payrolls from January 2017 to January 2018.