State unemployment rate increases again

FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2020, file photo, a "Now Hiring" sign hangs on the front wall of a Harbor Freight Tools store in Manchester, N.H. The latest figures for jobless claims, issued Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 by the Labor Department, remain at levels never seen until the virus struck. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

RALEIGH — The state’s seasonally adjusted October 2022 unemployment rate was 3.8%, increasing from September’s revised rate of 3.6%. The national rate increased to 3.7%. In the summer, the state’s unemployment rate stood at 3.4%. 

The number of people employed decreased 10,310 over the month to 4,933,609 and increased 154,352 over the year. 

Since October 2021, the state’s labor force increased by 128,783.