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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.
On September 15, 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the State Employment and Unemployment news release for August 2017. With so many people impacted by the never-ending barrage of storms in the news lately, BLS included the following statement.
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.
Growth in North Carolina's counties and metro areas place prominently in the latest Census Bureau report released last week. 
LEAD's BLS Statistics Data chart has eliminated the guess work of which geographies are available for several BLS programs.
The new Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas designations will go into effect with the release of North Carolina's January 2015 data from Bureau of Labor Statistics programs.
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