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Labor and Economic Analysis Division, Department of Commerce

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Labor & Economic Analysis Division
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The success of large urban metros has been well-documented across the country; They have long-since recovered from the Great Recession, while rural areas are still struggling by and large. The idea that our very different urban and rural areas are competing against each other might not be fair, or realistic. The question we need to be asking is how are these areas doing relative to similarly sized geographies across the United States? And more importantly, what can we learn from these comparable areas outside of our state? read more ...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

LEAD recently released a report examining unemployed workers and unemployment insurance recipients in North Carolina during the Great Recession of 2007-2009 and its aftermath. This article outlines our main findings, highlighting the attributes and employment outcomes of the long-term unemployed in our state. read more ...

Monday, October 09, 2017

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: Housing push in Charlotte aims to improve economic mobility. . . The state of the railroads in Western NC. . . Walmart’s “Buy American” push and its impact on North Carolina manufacturers. . . Rockingham County struggles with the loss of MillerCoors. read more ...

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