WJTV News Channel 12 - Pitt county unemployment rate drops

Pitt county unemployment rate drops

Posted: Updated:
According to the November 2013 unemployment report, Pitt County's unemployment rate dropped to 6.9%.

Pitt County has one of the lowest unemployment rates in Eastern Carolina, along with Carteret, Onslow and Greene Counties.

Edgecombe, Wilson, Washington and Bertie Counties had the highest unemployment rates in Eastern Carolina.

Pitt County offers Small Business Plan Awards to several businesses every year.

Matthew Scully owns Scullery in Greenville and received the award three years ago. Since then, his business has taken off, which has helped to create more jobs in the area.

"You turn on the news everyday and you hear about unemployment and the way people are struggling," Scully said. "So it feels good to be able to help our 22 people pay their bills and support their families."
  • BusinessMore>>

  • Rule aims to help clear air around Grand Canyon

    Rule aims to help clear air around Grand Canyon

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:30:37 GMT
    The federal government has come up with a final version of a rule meant to cut haze-causing emissions from the largest coal-fired power plant in the West.
    The largest coal-fired power plant in the West will produce one-third less energy by 2020 and could close in 2044 under a proposal that the federal government adopted to cut haze-causing emissions of nitrogen oxide at...
  • Darden CEO to step down amid Olive Garden troubles

    Darden CEO to step down amid Olive Garden troubles

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:27 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:27:01 GMT
    Darden Restaurants says CEO and chairman Clarence Otis is stepping down as the company fights to fix its flagship Olive Garden chain following the sale of Red Lobster.
    Darden Restaurants CEO and Chairman Clarence Otis is stepping down as the company fights to fix its flagship Olive Garden chain following its contested sale of Red Lobster.
  • FAA proposes to fine Southwest Airlines $12M

    FAA proposes to fine Southwest Airlines $12M

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:20:58 GMT
    The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply in three separate cases with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing...
    The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners.
Powered by WorldNow

1820 TV Road
Jackson, MS 39204

Telephone: 601.372.6311
Fax: 804.819.5569
Email: wjtvnews@wjtv.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.