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Announcements

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

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

LEAD recently released a report examining unemployed workers and unemployment insurance recipients in North Carolina during the Great Recession of 2007-2009 and its aftermath. This article outlines our main findings, highlighting the attributes and employment outcomes of the long-term unemployed in our state. read more ...

Monday, October 09, 2017

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: Housing push in Charlotte aims to improve economic mobility. . . The state of the railroads in Western NC. . . Walmart’s “Buy American” push and its impact on North Carolina manufacturers. . . Rockingham County struggles with the loss of MillerCoors. read more ...

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

In August, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates remained unchanged in 49 of North Carolina's 100 counties. read more ...

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

On September 15, 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the State Employment and Unemployment news release for August 2017. With so many people impacted by the never-ending barrage of storms in the news lately, BLS included the following statement. read more ...

Monday, September 25, 2017

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 shortage of construction workers in Raleigh. . . FEMA funding for Matthew recovery efforts is on hold. read more ...

Monday, September 18, 2017

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: eastern North Carolina plans for a new interstate. . . Both Charlotte and Raleigh are “aggressively pursuing” new Amazon headquarters. . . ECU leads a new initiative to promote rural prosperity. read more ...

Friday, September 15, 2017

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged percent from July’s revised rate of 4.1 percent. read more ...

Monday, September 11, 2017

Different research articles have different conclusions about the rate of automation and its impact on future work. This article explores a new approach developed by ITIF by seeing how it operates in North Carolina. read more ...

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Just in time for your Tuesday mid-morning coffee break, here is a brief review of local and regional news from the Tar Heel State: Asheville’s restaurant sector contends with a labor shortage and high cost of living. . . The impact of rising sea levels on North Carolina’s coastal communities. read more ...

Thursday, August 31, 2017

What happened in the North Carolina economy in 2016? How did the economy fare compared to the U.S. and previous years? What key trends are emerging since the Great Recession? A new LEAD report looks at several key economic indicators for the state, including population and labor force growth, unemployment and wage trends, industry and GDP changes, and projected employment. read more ...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

In July, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates increased in 93 of North Carolina's 100 counties. read more ...

Monday, August 28, 2017

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: Rapidly-growing Charlotte struggles with affordable housing woes. . . Chatham County works to preserve its rural character amidst development pressures. read more ...

Friday, August 18, 2017

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 ...

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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 employers by manufacturing and nonmanufacturing. read more ...

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

What happened to middle-wage jobs? This is a question that can be seen on dozens of news article headlines across the country. Although the economy is growing, the types of occupations that have returned since the recession have been uneven. A troubling aspect of employment growth over the past decade has been the decline of middle-wage jobs combined with the explosion of low-wage professions. read more ...

Monday, August 07, 2017

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: Rolesville plans for population growth. . . Bertie County struggles with loss of population and jobs. . . Seasonal workers suffer during blackout on the Outer Banks.

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Wednesday, August 02, 2017

In June, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates decreased in 69 of North Carolina's 100 counties. read more ...

Monday, July 24, 2017

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 Pitt County nonprofit providing vocational training services. . . Tryon prepares for the “Olympics of Horses”. . . Fewer North Carolinians will pay state income tax in 2019. . . The commercial real estate market in downtown Charlotte heats up. read more ...

Friday, July 21, 2017

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased 0.3 of a percentage point to 4.2 percent from May’s revised rate of 4.5 percent. read more ...

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