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Announcements

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

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 ...

Monday, October 23, 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: Waynesville’s economic development strategy. . . Autumn colors lead to a surge of tourists in Western NC. . . A profile of Hispanic employment and Hispanic-owned businesses in our state. . . UNC SOG explores Asheville’s downtown revitalization. read more ...

Friday, October 20, 2017

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

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The success of large urban metros has been well-documented across the country; They have long-since recovered from the Great Recession, while rural areas are still struggling by and large. The idea that our very different urban and rural areas are competing against each other might not be fair, or realistic. The question we need to be asking is how are these areas doing relative to similarly sized geographies across the United States? And more importantly, what can we learn from these comparable areas outside of our state? read more ...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

LEAD recently released a report examining unemployed workers and unemployment insurance recipients in North Carolina during the Great Recession of 2007-2009 and its aftermath. This article outlines our main findings, highlighting the attributes and employment outcomes of the long-term unemployed in our state. read more ...

Monday, October 09, 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: Housing push in Charlotte aims to improve economic mobility. . . The state of the railroads in Western NC. . . Walmart’s “Buy American” push and its impact on North Carolina manufacturers. . . Rockingham County struggles with the loss of MillerCoors. read more ...

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

In August, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates remained unchanged in 49 of North Carolina's 100 counties. read more ...

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

On September 15, 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the State Employment and Unemployment news release for August 2017. With so many people impacted by the never-ending barrage of storms in the news lately, BLS included the following statement. read more ...

Monday, September 25, 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 shortage of construction workers in Raleigh. . . FEMA funding for Matthew recovery efforts is on hold. read more ...

Monday, September 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: eastern North Carolina plans for a new interstate. . . Both Charlotte and Raleigh are “aggressively pursuing” new Amazon headquarters. . . ECU leads a new initiative to promote rural prosperity. read more ...

Friday, September 15, 2017

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

Monday, September 11, 2017

Different research articles have different conclusions about the rate of automation and its impact on future work. This article explores a new approach developed by ITIF by seeing how it operates in North Carolina. read more ...

Tuesday, September 05, 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: Asheville’s restaurant sector contends with a labor shortage and high cost of living. . . The impact of rising sea levels on North Carolina’s coastal communities. read more ...

Thursday, August 31, 2017

What happened in the North Carolina economy in 2016? How did the economy fare compared to the U.S. and previous years? What key trends are emerging since the Great Recession? A new LEAD report looks at several key economic indicators for the state, including population and labor force growth, unemployment and wage trends, industry and GDP changes, and projected employment. read more ...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

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

Monday, August 28, 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: Rapidly-growing Charlotte struggles with affordable housing woes. . . Chatham County works to preserve its rural character amidst development pressures. read more ...

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