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Labor and Economic Analysis Division, Department of Commerce

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Just in time for your Monday mid-morning coffee break, here is a brief review of local and regional news from the Tar Heel State: Small towns in Buncombe County see spillover growth from Asheville. . . Apex experiences the perks and costs of being famous. . . Plans to connect eastern NC’s metro areas by highway. . . Data for 2015 shows the counties with the largest share of visitor-spending dollars. read more ...

Friday, August 19, 2016

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell 0.2 of a percentage point to 4.7 percent from June’s revised rate of 4.9 percent. read more ...

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

It is common to see averages and medians used to analyze wages and compare them between occupations, but those measures don’t tell the whole story in understanding what employees are paid. What about the range of wages among employees who share an occupation? Looking at OES data, we see that workers in some occupational groups are paid within a wide range of wages, while employees in other occupations tend to make relatively similar wages. read more ...

Monday, August 15, 2016

Just in time for your Monday mid-morning coffee break, here is a brief review of local and regional news from the Tar Heel State: solar construction is up in 2016... A federal appeals court limits municipal broadband… the Interior Department offers wind-energy leases off the NC coast… North Carolina State University receives $45 million grant to build plant research center. read more ...

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