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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: College towns are high-poverty (but not necessarily poor). . . A backlash in Holly Springs over new development and construction. . . Atlantic Coast natural gas pipeline is one step closer to reality.
  • 18 December 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 495

Are counties seeing their resident workers report to work in county more today than in the past?

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

  • 30 November 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 606

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

  • 17 November 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 921
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: Fayetteville as a population magnet. . . A meat plant closing in Marion wreaks havoc on the local food industry.
  • 13 November 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 482
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: An impending Christmas tree shortage. . . Hemp is a potential success for North Carolina agriculture. . . Affordable housing in our state has practically vanished. . . The CSX project in Rocky Mount might be in trouble.
  • 6 November 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 645
In September, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates decreased in 99 of North Carolina's 100 counties.
  • 1 November 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 701
The United Census Bureau introduced the 2017 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) structure this year, as is done every five years. When looking at changes occurring in North Carolina, there are several worth noting.

Different industries have different starting times for work.  This post explores industry and regional differences in work starting times among North Carolina workers.

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: Waynesville’s economic development strategy. . . Autumn colors lead to a surge of tourists in Western NC. . . A profile of Hispanic employment and Hispanic-owned businesses in our state. . . UNC SOG explores Asheville’s downtown revitalization.
  • 23 October 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 923
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