Wake unemployment: April rate during pandemic highest in decades


The News & Observer (June 4, 2020) -- Wake County’s unemployment rate jumped to 11% in April — more than 59,000 Wake residents —according to new data from the North Carolina Department of Commerce.

Durham County had a rate of 9.9%, and Orange County 8.2%. Every N.C. county saw an increase in unemployment.

This stark change came after the coronavirus pandemic prompted stay-at-home orders that shut down many businesses across the state and country. April was the first full month that the orders were in effect.

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