NC Commerce

Labor and Economic Analysis Division, Department of Commerce

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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: 1905
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: 284
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: 1226
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: 418
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.
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: Rolesville plans for population growth. . . Bertie County struggles with loss of population and jobs. . . Seasonal workers suffer during blackout on the Outer Banks.
  • 7 August 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 474

In June, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates decreased in 69 of North Carolina's 100 counties.

  • 2 August 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 626
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 profile of a Pitt County nonprofit providing vocational training services. . . Tryon prepares for the “Olympics of Horses”. . . Fewer North Carolinians will pay state income tax in 2019. . . The commercial real estate market in downtown Charlotte heats up.
  • 24 July 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 370

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased 0.3 of a percentage point to 4.2 percent from May’s revised rate of 4.5 percent.

  • 21 July 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 486
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