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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Young people in North Carolina tend to find work at the same rate as older job seekers. However, young workers are much less likely to hang onto their jobs than older workers. This article introduces a theoretical model that many labor economists use to explain this disparity, shedding light on how the workforce development system can address a root cause of youth unemployment. read more ...

Monday, December 15, 2014

It's the most comprehensive data set available for monthly employment and quarterly wages of industries — especially at the local level — and covers nearly 98 percent of total employment in the U.S., which is why you should know about the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages program. read more ...

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The early 21st century has seen increases in the percentage of employed North Carolinians whose working hours vary from week to week. This article digs a little deeper to find out who these workers are and discusses the potential implications for North Carolina's labor market. read more ...

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Over the month, unemployment rates fell in 98 of North Carolina's 100 counties, while the not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the state dropped 0.6 of a percentage point to 5.5 percent. For more, go to:
County Labor Market Conditions Report   

News Release: North Carolina's October County and Area Employment Figures Released     

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Problem: Since North Carolina is a complex state to study, how can we best understand its labor markets, economic development, and other social phenomena?  
Solution: By dividing the state into regions, of course read more ...

Friday, December 05, 2014

We use economic statistics every day in order to gauge the state of the marketplace. However, the reality depicted by many of these data points is obscured by the uncertainty inherent in data estimation. This article focuses on sources of error in the unemployment rate and explains how readers should interpret these data. read more ...

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