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Newly-released data revisions show that North Carolina’s unemployment rate and labor force participation rate are trending upward as we head into 2017.  This article explains what labor market watchers can learn from these new data and provides some helpful tips for how to avoid getting caught off-guard by future data revisions.
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 decline in equity financing for North Carolina startups. . . Analysis of the state’s population trends. . . Commentary on the changing face of textile manufacturing in NC.
  • 27 February 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 508
In honor of African-American History Month, we wanted to provide the top 5 interesting facts based on current and historical statistics for African-Americans and African-American workers in North Carolina.
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: Demand for housing in Haywood County outstrips supply. . . Growing pains in Chatham County. . . Matthews leverages its historic downtown for economic development.
  • 20 February 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 587
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: NC’s workforce system helps factory workers adapt to industry’s changing skill needs. . . A regional food processing site in Pitt County moves closer to fruition. . . A site selection consultant discusses barriers to developing the Kingsboro Megasite.
  • 6 February 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 692

In December, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates increased in 71 of North Carolina's 100 counties, while decreasing in nine and remaining unchanged in 20.

  • 1 February 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 791
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