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Labor and Economic Analysis Division, Department of Commerce

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Announcements

The following announcements have appeared on the LEAD home page in the last 90 days.

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Workers with Bachelor’s degrees earn far more on average than the rest of the population. But some college majors lead to higher-paying jobs than others. This article shows which majors yielded the highest earnings for 2002-2003 graduates of North Carolina’s university system, using data from LEAD’s outcome reporting website NC TOWER. read more ...

Monday, January 08, 2018

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: North Carolina’s economy has changed a lot in recent decades, but it’s not done shifting. . . Rocky Mount Mills features a brewery incubator. . . UNC campuses that saw tuition cuts due to NC Promise are experiencing a surge in applications. read more ...

Thursday, January 04, 2018

In November, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates increased in 99 of North Carolina's 100 counties. read more ...

Friday, December 22, 2017

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased 0.2 of a percentage point to 4.3 percent from October’s revised rate of 4.1 percent.

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Monday, December 18, 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: College towns are high-poverty (but not necessarily poor). . . A backlash in Holly Springs over new development and construction. . . Atlantic Coast natural gas pipeline is one step closer to reality. read more ...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Are counties seeing their resident workers report to work in county more today than in the past? read more ...

Thursday, November 30, 2017

In October, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates increased in 93 of North Carolina's 100 counties. read more ...

Friday, November 17, 2017

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged from September’s revised rate of 4.1 percent.

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Monday, November 13, 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: Fayetteville as a population magnet. . . A meat plant closing in Marion wreaks havoc on the local food industry. read more ...

Monday, November 06, 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: An impending Christmas tree shortage. . . Hemp is a potential success for North Carolina agriculture. . . Affordable housing in our state has practically vanished. . . The CSX project in Rocky Mount might be in trouble. read more ...

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

In September, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates decreased in 99 of North Carolina's 100 counties.  read more ...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The United Census Bureau introduced the 2017 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) structure this year, as is done every five years. When looking at changes occurring in North Carolina, there are several worth noting. read more ...

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Different industries have different starting times for work. This post explores industry and regional differences in work starting times among North Carolina workers. read more ...

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