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A recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the number of U.S. job openings near a 13-year high. This good news is offset by continued evidence of a “mismatch” between unemployed job seekers and available jobs at the national level. In this post, I explain how the relationship between unemployment and job vacancy rates (the “Beveridge curve”) can help us determine whether a mismatch is also evident in North Carolina’s labor market.
The central counties of the Raleigh and Charlotte metro areas (Wake and Mecklenburg) now account for 30 percent of all workers employed in North Carolina, up from 22 percent two decades ago. This article shows how shifts in the regional distribution of employment have helped bolster overall wages in North Carolina and illustrate the changing economy of the state
Did you know that North Carolina has the eighth largest veteran population in the country? In honor of Veteran's Day, here are some interesting facts that you may not know about North Carolina's veterans.
  • 10 November 2014
  • Author: Josh Levy
  • Number of views: 2060
The number of jobseekers without work for 27 or more weeks has declined considerably from its historic peak in 2010. However, some evidence suggests that North Carolina’s long-term unemployed may continue to struggle several years after the Great Recession. This article describes what we know — and don’t know — about long-term unemployment in North Carolina
Several states — including North Carolina — have been cited as standouts for their achievements using data to support education and workforce development.
  • 4 November 2014
  • Author: Josh Levy
  • Number of views: 1935
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