Jobless Claims Continue to Fall Under President Biden’s Leadership

Weekly jobless claims in North Carolina have continued to decline almost every week since President Biden has taken office

September 9, 2021

The U.S. economy, including in North Carolina, is bouncing back after the coronavirus under President Biden’s leadership. While there’s more work to be done, the Biden-Harris administration is taking deliberate steps to create jobs and decrease jobless claims to spur economic growth in North Carolina and across the country.

Where We’re At:

  • This morning, the Associated Press reported that U.S. jobless claims fell to 310,000, “a pandemic low and a sign of strength for a still-rebounding economy.”

  • Nearly every week since President Biden took office, jobless claims in North Carolina have remained on a “downwards trend.”

  • The latest state jobs report from July found that North Carolina added 75,600 jobs and was reported to be in the top three states with the largest job gains.

  • The July state jobs report found that North Carolina’s unemployment rate also continues to decline, decreasing from 4.6 percent in June to 4.4 percent in July.