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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 bar fight breaks out over craft beer regulations. . . The local economic development situation in Surry County. . . More analysis of North Carolina’s rural population. . . Charlotte’s role in the global marketplace.
  • 28 March 2016
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 1453
North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell 0.1 of a percentage point to 5.5 percent from January’s revised rate of 5.6 percent.
  • 24 March 2016
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 1201

New and rapidly-growing businesses account for much of the job creation occurring in North Carolina.  This article assesses the importance of new and “high-growth” firms and how their recent troubles threaten the economic dynamism of our state.

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: The Randolph County megasite is looking to support a whale of a project. . . North Carolina’s population is shifting to the cities (but still remains relatively rural). . . A closer look at economic development in Stanly County.

  • 21 March 2016
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 1458

In January, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates increased in all of North Carolina's 100 counties.

  • 18 March 2016
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 1213
North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged from the benchmarked December rate of 5.6 percent.
  • 14 March 2016
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 1360

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: New sales taxes went into effect this week. . . RTP attracts venture capital financing, but not as much as Silicon Valley or Boston. . . North Carolina garners more economic development accolades. . . A “craft beer incubator” in Rocky Mount.

  • 7 March 2016
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 1298
Despite early indications of a volatile labor market, newly-released data revisions demonstrate that North Carolina’s unemployment rate remained stable throughout 2015.  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.
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