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

  • 17 November 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 21
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.
  • 13 November 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 48
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.
  • 6 November 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 122
In September, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates decreased in 99 of North Carolina's 100 counties.
  • 1 November 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 280
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.

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

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.
  • 23 October 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 477
North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged from August’s revised rate of 4.1 percent.
  • 20 October 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 127
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?

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.

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