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Every year we hear about how big of a player North Carolina is in the national Christmas tree business, but how big of an impact does North Carolina really have?  Turns out it’s a pretty big impact and one North Carolina county leads the way nationally in Christmas tree production.
Young people in North Carolina tend to find work at the same rate as older job seekers. However, young workers are much less likely to hang onto their jobs than older workers. This article introduces a theoretical model that many labor economists use to explain this disparity, shedding light on how the workforce development system can address a root cause of youth unemployment.
It's the most comprehensive data set available for monthly employment and quarterly wages of industries, especially at the local level — which is why you should know about the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages program.
  • 15 December 2014
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The early 21st century has seen increases in the percentage of employed North Carolinians whose working hours vary from week to week. This article digs a little deeper to find out who these workers are and discusses the potential implications for North Carolina’s labor market.
We use economic statistics every day in order to gauge the state of the marketplace. However, the reality depicted by many of these data points is obscured by the uncertainty inherent in data estimation. This article focuses on sources of error in the unemployment rate and explains how readers should interpret these data.
The percentage of young North Carolinians at work or seeking employment has declined substantially over the past 13 years. This article reveals that most of this decline is in fact attributable to higher levels of school enrollment. How should this affect our interpretation of North Carolina’s unemployment rate? And what might this mean for the earnings prospects of the state’s youngest workers?
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