Unemployment rates increased in 99 of North Carolina's 100 counties in November and Eastern North Carolina was no different.

Onslow County's unemployment rate increased 0.5 percentage point to 5.2 percent, according to the data released Jan. 4 by the N.C. Division of Commerce. Jones County also increased 0.5 percentage point with its November unemployment rate of 4.6 percent as did Craven, which saw a November unemployment rate of 4.8 percent.

Carteret County's unemployed increased from 4.0 percent in October to 4.4 percent in November.  Lenoir County's unemployment rate increased 0.4 percentage point to 4.7 percent in November, according to the data.

Duplin and Pamlico counties saw their rate increased 0.6 percentage point to 5 percent, according to the data.

Tyrrell County had the highest unemployment rate at 8.1 percent, while Buncombe County had the lowest at 3.4 percent, according to the N.C. Division of Commerce.

The number of workers employed in North Carolina decreased in November by 29,500 to 4,722,457, while those unemployed increased 18,290 to 222,035. Since November 2016, the number of workers employed statewide increased 42,896, while those unemployed decreased 19,410, according to the release.