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Labor and Economic Analysis Division, Department of Commerce

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Labor & Economic Analysis Division
Friday, June 16, 2017

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased 0.2 of a percentage point to 4.5 percent from April’s revised rate of 4.7 percent. read more ...

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Decline in the labor force participation is an often-discussed topic of the recent Great Recession and its recovery. Numerous demographic factors have played a role in the decline, including the growing number of older Americans and their decreasing labor force participation rates. However, there has been a real effect from the decline of youth employment – primarily youth seeking summer work. This article discusses youth summer employment in North Carolina, and its changes over the past two decades. read more ...

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