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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.
  • 18 September 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 97
North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged percent from July’s revised rate of 4.1 percent.
  • 15 September 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 62
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.
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.
  • 5 September 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 417
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.
  • 31 August 2017
  • Author: Josh Levy
  • Number of views: 825
In July, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates increased in 93 of North Carolina's 100 counties.
  • 30 August 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 121
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.
  • 28 August 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 615
North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased 0.1 of a percentage point to 4.1 percent from June’s revised rate of 4.2 percent.
  • 18 August 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 167
North Carolina releases a list of Top 300 Private Employers, compiled annually, based off the first quarter employment size as reported by the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wage (QCEW) program. The list breaks out employers by manufacturing and nonmanufacturing.
What happened to middle-wage jobs? This is a question that can be seen on dozens of news article headlines across the country. Although the economy is growing, the types of occupations that have returned since the recession have been uneven. A troubling aspect of employment growth over the past decade has been the decline of middle-wage jobs combined with the explosion of low-wage professions.
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