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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.
  • 18 August 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 14
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.
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.
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.
  • 7 August 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 231

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

  • 2 August 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 375
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.

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.

  • 21 July 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 129

While the Sandhills Prosperity Zone's population has grown  since 2000 (mainly through natural increase rather than in-migration), the number of jobs has actually fallen by 1.7 percent. At the same time, the industry mix of the region has shifted in ways typical of other rural regions of the state—with a decline in manufacturing and a shift to jobs in health care, retail, and accommodation and food service.

  • 29 June 2017
  • Author: Josh Levy
  • Number of views: 144

In May, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates increased in 67 of North Carolina's 100 counties.

  • 28 June 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 164

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased 0.2 of a percentage point to 4.5 percent from April’s revised rate of 4.7 percent.

  • 16 June 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 262
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