|JOBLESS RATE UP
SLIGHTLY TO 4.1%
Johnston County's unemployment
rate in November
rose to 4.1%
– from 3.8% in October. Out
of a total labor force of 93,997
Johnstonians in November,
jobs while 3,826
were looking for work,
according to the N.C. Department of Commerce.
For more information from
NCDC, click here.
RETAIL SALES UP
3.8% IN 3rd QUARTER
According to the N.C. Dept. of Revenue,
taxable retail sales of $431,967,582
in Johnston County
were up 3.8% from
for the third
quarter of 2016.
For monthly reports compiled
by NCDR, click here.
JOHNSTON NO. 3
IN CASH CROPS
Local farmers produced crops worth $136,225,598 in
among the state's 100 counties. We continue to
rank 2nd in production of flue-cured
tobacco (behind neighboring Sampson County). In
addition to income from crops, Johnston's
farmers earned $97,789,707 from
hogs, chickens, turkeys, and other livestock.
For more stats about N.C.
agriculture, click here.
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access the website of the county's
TO SEE & DO
Click here for a rundown of
upcoming cultural events – compiled by
the Johnston County Visitors Bureau.
STOP HERE DAILY
Click here for information
about passenger trains that stop at Selma