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March unemployment rates decreased in 97 North Carolina counties, while remaining unchanged in Caswell, Clay and Watauga counties.
  • 29 April 2015
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The number of unemployed job seekers previously employed in “routine” occupations is far larger than the number of jobs available in those fields. This article takes a closer look at the supply and demand for different types of work in North Carolina’s changing labor market.
Temporary and other employment services jobs have been increasing in North Carolina since 2009, but we know very little about the industries in which these jobs are contracted. In this article, we explore a creative method for estimating the number of temp jobs in each industry in which temps are likely to be placed.
Just in time for your Monday morning coffee break, a brief review of last week’s local and regional news from the Tar Heel State. Rowan and Cabarrus counties are investing in their manufacturing workforce. . .New offshore energy installations may be headed to our state. . .Edenton is recognized as one of the nation’s best small towns. . .North Carolina’s ports are headed toward record growth in volume. . .Newcomers are helping bolster population growth in Asheville.
  • 24 April 2015
  • Author: Anonym
  • Number of views: 1692
Economic research tells us that most people who land new jobs were not actively seeking work. This article explores data particular to North Carolina to illustrate this fact and its implications for workforce and economic development.
North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for March increases slightly to 5.4 percent from February's revised rate.
  • 21 April 2015
  • Author: Anonym
  • Number of views: 1602
Just in time for your Monday morning coffee break, here is a brief review of last week’s local and regional news from the Tar Heel State. A big turnout expected at the High Point Market. . .Population growth in North Carolina’s metropolitan regions. . .MetLife’s expansion is an economic development success story. . .Auto sales are picking up in the state. . .Why microbreweries have such a hard time in Southern states (but not in North Carolina!)
  • 20 April 2015
  • Author: Anonym
  • Number of views: 1703
With a revision to the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system looming in the not-too-distant future, new and somewhat unusual occupations will be vying for inclusion with traditional jobs.
  • 17 April 2015
  • Author: Anonym
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Here is a brief review of last week’s local and regional news from the Tar Heel State:

RDU needs more international flights. . .some promising furniture orders data leading up to the High Point Market. . .Durham punches above its weight in securing H1-B visas. . .Reynolds is set to expand production at its Tobaccoville plant. . .North Carolina competes on the global stage for life sciences. . . and an update on North Carolina’s strategy for attracting the film industry.
  • 13 April 2015
  • Author: Anonym
  • Number of views: 2717
Recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that North Carolina had a lower incidence rate of workplace injuries and illnesses than the national rate in 2013.
  • 12 April 2015
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  • Number of views: 2240
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