Reference Guides for Researchers

You will find helpful guidance for tracking down and then interpreting the economic and labor market data we publish using these resources.

The Research Manual

The Research Manual (updated in April 2022) is a good overview of some of the most useful resources to find data as quickly and easily as possible. If you have feedback, or find any errors in the manual, please don’t hesitate to contact the LEAD team at 919-707-1500 or by email.

Understanding Unemployment Reports and Statistics

Answers to the questions we hear most frequently about how the state produces the monthly reports on unemployment rates in the state are covered in this helpful document.

Other References