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

  • 27 April 2016
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 1157

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 Durham-Chapel Hill metro area has the nation’s second-highest standard of living… The rural-urban economic shift plays out in debates over social issues… The High Point Market hums along under the shadow of a boycott.

  • 25 April 2016
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 1073
Two researchers recently published new data on contingent work across the U.S. labor market. This new information helps us better understand the rise in nontraditional work arrangements and highlights the impacts of employers like Uber through the so-called “gig economy.”

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged from the revised February rate of 5.5 percent.

  • 15 April 2016
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 1591

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: RTP makes (relative) gains in hiring female executives. . . Winners and losers in downtown Durham’s revitalization. . . Eastern NC awaits a new interstate. . . More shifts in the Western NC economic development landscape. . . Getting ahead is harder for kids in NC.

  • 11 April 2016
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 1113

In February, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates showed no change in 38 of North Carolina's 100 counties, while decreasing in 32 and increasing in 30.

  • 6 April 2016
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 1559

How Wage and Income Data Paint Differing Pictures of NC’s Economic Disparities

Significant differences in economic wealth exist among North Carolina’s counties.  No one will debate this.  But the data that are selected and its interpretation are critical to identifying the differences in economic success.  This article briefly discusses the value of data selection – specifically, the differences between wages and income.  Understanding data is critical to identifying problems and potential solutions.
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: North Carolina receives another economic development accolade. . . A feature on Durham’s tech startup scene. . . A climate science cluster forms in Asheville.
  • 4 April 2016
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 1240
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