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Announcements

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

Friday, April 21, 2017

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased 0.2 of a percentage point to 4.9 percent from February’s revised rate of 5.1 percent. read more ...

Wednesday, April 12, 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: Why it’s so hard to get ahead in Charlotte. . . Hoping for new economic development deals after the HB2 repeal. . . 1.8 million square feet of office space under construction in Charlotte. read more ...

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

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

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Women's History Month provides an opportunity to explore U.S. and North Carolina changes in "women's work." read more ...

Monday, March 27, 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: It’s hard to get ahead in North Carolina, even in Raleigh and Charlotte; Catawba County stakeholders agree on a vision for lifelong workforce development. read more ...

Friday, March 24, 2017

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased 0.2 of a percentage point to 5.1 percent from January’s revised rate of 5.3 percent. read more ...

Monday, March 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: A history of Western NC’s complicated relationship with interstate highways. . . The town of Canton diversifies its downtown economy. . . Proposed budget cuts could hit the Triangle’s federally-funded workforce. read more ...

Friday, March 17, 2017

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

Monday, March 13, 2017

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased 0.1 of a percentage point to 5.3 percent from December’s benchmarked rate of 5.2 percent. read more ...

Monday, March 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: N.C. ranks 4th in Site Selection’s Governor’s Cup… potential cuts to the N.C. Sea Grant program… Buncombe County plans solar farm to former landfill… Wind energy’s growth and challenges in Northeastern N.C. read more ...

Monday, March 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: Plans for a sports and entertainment facility on the former K-Town Furniture site in Kannapolis. . . Asheville is the brewery capital of the United States. . . Georgia and Virginia enter into a ports agreement excluding the Carolinas. . . A closer look at recent plant closures in Eden and Reidsville. read more ...

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

This is part one of The State of NC Broadband Series, which addresses broadband adoption rates in general.  The Southeast is not fairing as well as other parts of the United States, and North Carolina's counties have varying degrees of broadband adoption. read more ...

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Newly-released data revisions show that North Carolina’s unemployment rate and labor force participation rate are trending upward as we head into 2017.  This article explains what labor market watchers can learn from these new data and provides some helpful tips for how to avoid getting caught off-guard by future data revisions. read more ...

Monday, February 27, 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 decline in equity financing for North Carolina startups. . . Analysis of the state’s population trends. . . Commentary on the changing face of textile manufacturing in NC. read more ...

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 ...

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