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Biz briefs: Salisbury town center to host Ring in Spring Easter celebration on March 26 – Salisbury Post

SALISBURY – Ring in Spring will take place on Saturday, March 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Gateway Park, at the corner of East Innes and Depot streets.

The event will include crafts, wagon rides and snacks for attendees. Mean Mug will also be on hand with coffee and other beverages.

North Carolina’s January unemployment rate improves slightly

RALEIGH – North Carolina January’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.9%, down 0.2 percentage points from December’s revised rate, while the national rate rose 0.1 percentage points to 4.0. %.

North Carolina’s unemployment rate fell 1.6 percentage points from a year ago. The number of people employed increased by 25,124 during the month to 4.8 million and increased by 179,320 during the year. The number of unemployed fell by 9,594 during the month to 197,469 and fell by 70,319 during the year.

Seasonally-adjusted total non-farm employment, as collected by the monthly establishment survey, rose by 4,100 to 4.66 million in January. The top industries seeing increases were professional and business services at 3,400, construction at 2,900, financial activities at 2,700, education and health services at 1,100, and information at 100. experiencing declines were trade, transportation and utilities at 2,300, other services at 2,000, government at 1,200, recreation and hospitality services at 500 and manufacturing at 100. mining and logging remained unchanged.

Since January 2021, total non-farm payrolls increased by 166,500, with total private sector increasing by 146,200 and government increasing by 20,300. The top industries seeing increases were recreation and hospitality services at 49,600, professional and commercial services at 37,300, government at 20,300, trade, transport and public services at 12,400, financial activities at 11,500, education and health services at 10,400, manufacturing at 7,300, construction at 6,500, other services at 5,800 and information at 5,400. Employment in mining and logging remained unchanged over the year.

Cryptocurrency scam rates hit second riskiest scam since last year

CHARLOTTE — Cryptocurrency scams have gone from the seventh riskiest scam in 2020 to the second riskiest in 2021, according to the BBB Scam Tracker Risk Report 2021.

Although cryptocurrency scams accounted for only 1.9% of scams reported to BBB Scam Tracker in 2021, the median average dollar loss reported for these scams was $1,200, well above the overall median dollar loss of $169 for all types of scams. The annual report analyzes the scams reported to the Better Business Bureau.

Online shopping scams retained the top spot among the riskiest. It accounted for 37.4% of all scams reported to BBB Scam Tracker in 2021, with 74.9% reporting monetary loss. Employment scams fell in 2021 from second riskiest to third. Employment scams have risen in 2021 from the second riskiest to the third. The susceptibility and the median the dollar loss of this type of scam decreased slightly, while the number of reported scams increased from 7.1% in 2020 to 7.8% in 2021.

“Scammers are constantly changing tactics and seem to have expanded their use of cryptocurrency to commit fraud,” said Tom Bartholomy, president and CEO of BBB Charlotte. “Cryptocurrency scams were riskier in 2021, with 66% of people targeted by this type of scam losing money and a reported median dollar loss of $1,200. other ways to promise investment opportunities with great returns and low risk, which is a huge red flag. received numerous reports of people being targeted on various social media platforms after their friends’ accounts were hacked.

While sensitivity has declined in 2021, the median dollar loss has increased by 47%. Credit cards remained the most reported payment method with monetary loss, followed by online payment systems. Payment made via cryptocurrency resulting in monetary loss more than doubled compared to 2020. Payment methods with the highest median loss were $1,450 wire transfer, $1,200 cryptocurrency, $900 by check and $700 by prepaid card.

Over 44% said they had lost confidence or peace of mind due to the emotional impact of were the target of a scam and about 35% said they had lost personal information. 55 percent of people said they wasted time because they lost money after being targeted by a scam.