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In October, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates increased in 44 of North Carolina's 100 counties, while decreasing in 22 and remaining unchanged in 34.

  • 30 November 2016
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 741
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: What a Trump presidency might mean for North Carolina. . . An exodus of bank branches from rural NC. . . Lumberton struggles to recover from Matthew. . . NC wins top honors on the latest Forbes list.
  • 21 November 2016
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 1197
North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased 0.2 of a percentage point to 4.9 percent from September’s revised rate of 4.7 percent.
  • 18 November 2016
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 1196
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: Graveyards are an endangered cultural resources in Western NC. . .  Airbnb surges in Asheville. . .  Wealthy renters are transforming Charlotte’s housing market.
  • 14 November 2016
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 736
North Carolina continues to be an important state for the military and for veterans.  This entry shares some of the most recent North Carolina statistics on veterans from the American Community Survey.
We may think of crowdfunding as a recent phenomenon, but North Carolinians have been using community-financing to create businesses since the late-1800s. This post highlights a video about what became known as the Cotton Mill Campaign.
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 new service partnership program at the ports… a profile of changes in the old mill town of Kannapolis… how tech helped Winston-Salem transform… and a downtown revitalization project in West Jefferson wins recognition.
  • 7 November 2016
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 836
North Carolina’s labor force participation rate has declined considerably over the past 16 years.  This article shows how the changing demographics of our population have contributed to this trend.

In September, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates decreased in 95 of North Carolina's 100 counties, while increasing in two and remaining unchanged in three.

  • 2 November 2016
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 810
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