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Pitt county unemployment rate drops

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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."
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