NC Commerce

Labor and Economic Analysis Division, Department of Commerce

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Workers with Bachelor’s degrees earn far more on average than the rest of the population. But some college majors lead to higher-paying jobs than others. This article shows which majors yielded the highest earnings for 2002-2003 graduates of North Carolina’s university system, using data from LEAD’s outcome reporting website NC TOWER.
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: North Carolina’s economy has changed a lot in recent decades, but it’s not done shifting. . . Rocky Mount Mills features a brewery incubator. . . UNC campuses that saw tuition cuts due to NC Promise are experiencing a surge in applications.
  • 8 January 2018
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 280

In November, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates increased in 99 of North Carolina's 100 counties.

  • 4 January 2018
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 93

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased 0.2 of a percentage point to 4.3 percent from October’s revised rate of 4.1 percent.

  • 22 December 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 105
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: College towns are high-poverty (but not necessarily poor). . . A backlash in Holly Springs over new development and construction. . . Atlantic Coast natural gas pipeline is one step closer to reality.
  • 18 December 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 104

Are counties seeing their resident workers report to work in county more today than in the past?

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

  • 30 November 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 197

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: 289
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: 174
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: 249
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