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Announcements

The following announcements have appeared on the LEAD home page in the last 90 days.

Friday, October 19, 2018

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased 0.1 of a percentage point to 3.8 percent from August’s revised rate of 3.9 percent. read more ...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

North Carolina is projected to add over 389,000 new jobs by 2026. The following summary analyzes information on employment growth and projections at the state level and provides key findings by major industry and occupational groups. read more ...

Monday, October 08, 2018

This post will describe recent changes to North Carolina Long Term Employment projections. read more ...

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

In August, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates decreased in 88 of North Carolina's 100 counties.

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Friday, September 21, 2018

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased 0.2 of a percentage point to 3.9 percent from July’s revised rate of 4.1 percent. read more ...

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

In July, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates decreased in 84 of North Carolina's 100 counties. read more ...

Thursday, August 23, 2018

North Carolina releases a list of Top 300 Private Employers, compiled annually, based off the first quarter employment size as reported by the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wage (QCEW) program. The list breaks out employment by Manufacturing and Nonmanufacturing employment. read more ...

Friday, August 17, 2018

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased 0.1 of a percentage point to 4.1 percent from June’s revised rate of 4.2 percent. read more ...

Monday, August 13, 2018

One important factor to consider when pursuing a career is how much competition you will face from existing jobseekers. This article demonstrates how LEAD’s North Carolina Labor Supply/Demand data can be used to inform career decisions. read more ...

Thursday, August 09, 2018

Do ex-offenders find gainful employment after they are released from state prison in North Carolina? And how does this compare to their status prior to incarceration? This article uses data from the North Carolina Common Follow-up System (CFS) to describe the workforce experience of offenders before and after incarceration. read more ...

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

North Carolina has a tight labor market, which is creating opportunities for jobseekers but challenging employers who are looking to hire. This article uses LEAD’s North Carolina Labor Supply/Demand data to show how the labor market has tightened across our state’s various regions and occupational groups. read more ...

Friday, August 03, 2018

Earning a college degree can lead to higher wages and better career opportunities. But does this assertion also hold for students who left college prematurely with a lower degree or no credential at all? This article tries to answer this question by analyzing completion rates and subsequent outcomes for students seeking associate degrees from the NC Community College System. read more ...

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

In June, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates increased in 97 of North Carolina's 100 counties. read more ...

Monday, July 30, 2018

The labor market is heating up across much of the United States, with employers posting a record number of job openings and reportedly turning to overlooked population groups to meet their need for talent. This article uses data from the North Carolina Common Follow-up System (CFS) to show how a tight labor market can bolster the employment prospects of former prisoners. read more ...

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