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Women's History Month provides an opportunity to explore U.S. and North Carolina changes in "women's work."
  • 28 March 2017
  • Author: jbruhn
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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: 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.
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.
  • 24 March 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 45
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.
  • 20 March 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 67
In January, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates increased in all of North Carolina's 100 counties.
  • 17 March 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 85
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.
  • 13 March 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 118
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.
  • 13 March 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 89
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.

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. 

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.
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