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In July, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates decreased in 90 of North Carolina's 100 counties, while decreasing in two and remaining unchanged in eight.

  • 31 August 2016
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 878
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: Asheville experiences growing pains. . . New course offerings prepare trainees for CSX jobs in Rocky Mount. . . Western NC communities are investing in their downtowns. . . A new program ensures that Sandhills Community College students can take two years of coursework tuition-free.
  • 31 August 2016
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 747

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: Small towns in Buncombe County see spillover growth from Asheville. . . Apex experiences the perks and costs of being famous. . . Plans to connect eastern NC’s metro areas by highway. . . Data for 2015 shows the counties with the largest share of visitor-spending dollars.

  • 22 August 2016
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 929

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell 0.2 of a percentage point to 4.7 percent from June’s revised rate of 4.9 percent.

  • 19 August 2016
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 1342
It is common to see averages and medians used to analyze wages and compare them between occupations, but those measures don’t tell the whole story in understanding what employees are paid. What about the range of wages among employees who share an occupation? Looking at OES data, we see that workers in some occupational groups are paid within a wide range of wages, while employees in other occupations tend to make relatively similar wages.
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: solar construction is up in 2016... A federal appeals court limits municipal broadband… the Interior Department offers wind-energy leases off the NC coast… North Carolina State University receives $45 million grant to build plant research center.
  • 15 August 2016
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 933
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 profile of a younger generation of economic development recruiters in the Triangle… A workforce collaboration to help match Wilson’s employers with talent… Some beach businesses reporting a slower-than-expected summer… DOT’s passenger rail improvements planned to shorten ride times.
  • 8 August 2016
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 888

In June, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates increased in 96 of North Carolina's 100 counties, while decreasing in four.

  • 3 August 2016
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 968
Something is clearly wrong with our labor market when unemployed jobseekers are unable to find work amidst a flood of job vacancies.  Is this a sign of mismatch in the marketplace?  Or might there be other forces at work?  This article introduces several new metrics to help you understand the state of mismatch in North Carolina and the areas of greatest need in our labor market.
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 impact of trade protectionism on North Carolina (especially Charlotte). . . The tightening labor market in Hickory. . . New high(er)-speed rail service between Raleigh and Charlotte.
  • 1 August 2016
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 875
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