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Before choosing a college major, it may do well to consider the employment opportunities in that field of study.
  • 24 February 2015
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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.
Unemployment rates for those who lost or left their most recent job (“separators”) versus those just entering the labor force (“entrants”) diverge sharply during periods of recession. This article shows how tracking trends among these two subgroups can help us gauge North Carolina’s labor market recovery and better understand the different manifestations of joblessness in our state.
Annual revisions of the Labor Area Unemployment Statistics and Current Employment Statistics programs will delay the release of North Carolina January 2015 employment figures.
  • 11 February 2015
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The U.S. employment rate for January showed little change over the month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.
While national labor force participation has steadily declined from a high of 67 percent in the late 1990s to less than 63 percent in December, a surprising trend shows participation rates among the United States’ poorest households rising over the last decade.
Which pays more on average: teaching elementary school or patrolling the streets as a police officer? Every day, 4.2 million North Carolinians go to work in their chosen profession. Which occupations pay more than average wages and which pay less? Analyzing data from LEAD’s Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program and occupational employment projections helps us to find out.
  • 4 February 2015
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