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Labor and Economic Analysis Division, Department of Commerce

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Labor & Economic Analysis

LEAD (Labor & Economic Analysis Division) of the NC Department of Commerce prepares analyses of the state’s industry sectors, occupations, workforce, and key economic trends, tracks and analyzes jobs and investments for economic and workforce development, and is your one-stop source and provider of labor market information for North Carolina.

Announcements

North Carolina's February County and Area Employment Figures Released - Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 95 of North Carolina’s counties in February, increased in four, and remained the same in one. All 14 of the state’s metro areas experienced rate decreases. read more ...

LEAD Releases February 2014 County Labor Market Conditions - North Carolina’s statewide unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted) was 6.6 percent in February 2014. This was a 0.4 of a percentage-point decrease from January's revised rate of 7.0 percent, and a 2.5 percentage-point decline over the year. read more ...

LEAD Releases March 2014 Edition of NC Today - NC Today is a monthly review of labor market conditions in North Carolina with comparative data from the United States as a whole, and from selected Southern states on various aspects of the economy. read more ...

LEAD Releases February 2014 State Labor Market Conditions - The North Carolina smoothed seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.4 percent in February, decreasing 0.3 of a percentage point from the previous month, and falling 2.2 percentage points from February 2013. read more ...

North Carolina’s February Employment Figures Released - The state’s seasonally adjusted February unemployment rate was 6.4 percent, decreasing 0.3 of a percentage point from January’s revised rate of 6.7 percent. The national rate increased to 6.7 percent from January’s 6.6 percent. read more ...

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