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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.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

In honor of African-American History Month, we wanted to provide the top 5 interesting facts based on current and historical statistics for African-Americans and African-American workers in North Carolina. read more ...

Monday, February 20, 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: Demand for housing in Haywood County outstrips supply. . . Growing pains in Chatham County. . . Matthews leverages its historic downtown for economic development. read more ...

Monday, February 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: NC’s workforce system helps factory workers adapt to industry’s changing skill needs. . . A regional food processing site in Pitt County moves closer to fruition. . . A site selection consultant discusses barriers to developing the Kingsboro Megasite. read more ...

Monday, February 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: NC’s workforce system helps factory workers adapt to industry’s changing skill needs. . . A regional food processing site in Pitt County moves closer to fruition. . . A site selection consultant discusses barriers to developing the Kingsboro Megasite. read more ...

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

In December, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates increased in 71 of North Carolina's 100 counties, while decreasing in nine and remaining unchanged in 20. read more ...

Monday, January 30, 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: Economic growth impacts traffic patterns in Hickory. . . Tourism bureaus in NC tout the state’s openness. . . Gentrification in Asheville is on the rise. read more ...

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased 0.1 of a percentage point to 5.1 percent from November’s revised rate of 5.0 percent. read more ...

Thursday, December 29, 2016

In November, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates increased in 66 of North Carolina's 100 counties, while decreasing in 23 and remaining unchanged in 11. read more ...

Monday, December 19, 2016

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: Northeast NC is incorporated into Virginia’s foreign trade zone. . . Greensboro has a comparative advantage in advanced manufacturing. . . NC’s urban-rural economic divide continues to impact politics and public policy. read more ...

Friday, December 16, 2016

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased 0.1 of a percentage point to 5.0 percent from October’s revised rate of 4.9 percent. read more ...

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The General Assembly recently authorized a new form of crowdfunding in North Carolina, which is intended to help businesses and entrepreneurs better access capital.  In this post, we explain what crowdfunding is and why it matters to our state’s businesses (and investors). read more ...

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Which of North Carolina’s regions offer the best prospects for jobseekers?  This article assesses the supply and demand for labor within each of North Carolina’s eight “Prosperity Zone” regions.   read more ...

Monday, December 12, 2016

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: Dillsboro sees a restaurant boom. . . North Carolina is a top destination for Chinese investment. . . Winston-Salem’s transformation from a tobacco manufacturing hub to a service-driven economy. read more ...

Monday, December 05, 2016

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: Greenville gets a (future) interstate designation. . . Significant progress is made containing fires in Western NC. . . Burlington steps up its economic development game. . . Charlotte aims for inclusive economic growth. read more ...

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

In October, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates increased in 44 of North Carolina's 100 counties, while decreasing in 22 and remaining unchanged in 34. read more ...

Monday, January 23, 2017

Just in time for your Tuesday mid-morning coffee break, here is a brief review of local and regional news from the Tar Heel State: Reasons for optimism about the Triangle-area economy. . . New Bern is an up-and-coming regional job center. . . Better-than-expected tax collections signal continued economic growth. read more ...

Monday, January 23, 2017

North Carolina’s economy ranks as the 10th largest in the county at just under $439 million in 2015. The state seems poised to continue growing, as its growth currently outpaces the national average. This LEAD Feed article explores what GDP measures, why it is important, and examines the state’s GDP from several angles. read more ...

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Just in time for your Tuesday mid-morning coffee break, here is a brief review of local and regional news from the Tar Heel State: North Carolina is not the manufacturing jobs powerhouse that it used to be. . . Concern about vacancies in downtown Sylva. . . Two articles looking at the economic impact of recent flooding and wildfires in NC. read more ...

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