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Announcements

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

Monday, July 24, 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: A profile of a Pitt County nonprofit providing vocational training services. . . Tryon prepares for the “Olympics of Horses”. . . Fewer North Carolinians will pay state income tax in 2019. . . The commercial real estate market in downtown Charlotte heats up. read more ...

Friday, July 21, 2017

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased 0.3 of a percentage point to 4.2 percent from May’s revised rate of 4.5 percent. read more ...

Friday, June 30, 2017

While the Sandhills Prosperity Zone's population has grown since 2000 (mainly through natural increase rather than in-migration), the number of jobs has actually fallen by 1.7 percent. At the same time, the industry mix of the region has shifted in ways typical of other rural regions of the state—with a decline in manufacturing and a shift to jobs in health care, retail, and accommodation and food service. read more ...

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

In May, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates increased in 67 of North Carolina's 100 counties. read more ...

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 ...

Monday, June 05, 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: foreign manufacturers continue to express interest in the Charlotte region. …Bank closures impact economic development in rural areas of the state. …A lack of affordable housing poses challenges in Appalachia. read more ...

Friday, June 02, 2017

What are the jobs of future and where will they be? What are some of the better career options? LEAD recently released new long term regional projections and the 2017 Star Jobs Lists at both the statewide and regional levels. read more ...

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Want to try to see into the future? LEAD recently completed long term regional industry and occupation projections at both the state and local levels. read more ...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

In April, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates decreased in 97 of North Carolina's 100 counties. read more ...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Moving from one state to another within the United States has decline over the past 20 years, and this may have implications for the North Carolina economy and population. read more ...

Monday, May 22, 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: Wilmington struggles to grow good jobs. . . Consolidation in the banking industry impacts Charlotte’s status as a banking hub. . . Venture capital investment in tech firms outpaces life science firms in North Carolina. . . NC mayors meet in Greeneville to discuss the urban-rural divide. read more ...

Friday, May 19, 2017

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased 0.2 of a percentage point to 4.7 percent from March’s revised rate of 4.9 percent. read more ...

Monday, May 15, 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: North Carolina takes top honors in a recent economic development ranking. . . An explanation for why unemployment rates vary by county. . . Employer-led workforce development in Johnston County. read more ...

Monday, May 08, 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 development challenges and opportunities in Haywood County. . . An update on labor market conditions in Pitt County. read more ...

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

In March, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates decreased in 98 of North Carolina's 100 counties. read more ...

Monday, May 01, 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: Eastern NC towns struggle to recover from Hurricane Matthew. . . Western NC pursues craft-based tourism and economic development. . . The latest from Charlotte’s building boom. read more ...

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