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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 June Employment Figures Released - The state’s seasonally adjusted June unemployment rate was 6.4 percent, unchanged from May’s revised rate of 6.4 percent. The national rate decreased 0.2 of a percentage point to 6.1 percent.  read more ...

LEAD Releases July 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 May 2014 State Labor Market Conditions - The North Carolina smoothed seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.4 percent in June, remaining unchanged from the previous month, and falling 1.9 percentage points from June 2013. Over the month, the
number of persons unemployed fell by 2,142 (0.7%). The civilian labor force decreased by 10,719 (0.2%) to 4,688,480. read more ...

LEAD Releases May 2014 County Labor Market Conditions - North Carolina’s statewide unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted) was 6.6 percent in May. This was a 0.5 of a percentage-point increase from April’s revised rate and a 1.6 percentage-point decline over the year. read more ...

North Carolina's May County and Area Employment Figures Released - Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in 92 of North Carolina’s counties in May, decreased in seven, and remained unchanged in one. All 14 of the state’s metro areas experienced rate increases. read more ...

North Carolina's Hot Jobs for State and Regions Now Available - Do you want to know what are considered the Hot Jobs for North Carolina or its regional areas? The answers are now at your fingertips. LEAD has released a list of occupations that offer the most promising opportunities for North Carolina's workforce, spanning educational and training backgrounds from less than high school to an advanced degree.  
To view the statewide Hot Jobs, click here. Regional Hot Jobs can be accessed here

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