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In this article we examine a new measure introduced by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta—the “ZPOP” ratio—which suggests that 92% of North Carolina’s population is currently in the type of work arrangement they desire.  This measure confirms other indicators (such as the unemployment rate) demonstrating that North Carolina’s labor market has made rapid gains in recent years.
North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell 0.1 of a percentage point to 5.6 percent from November’s revised rate of 5.7 percent.
  • 26 January 2016
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 1755
Just in time for your Wednesday mid-morning coffee break, here is a brief review of local and regional news from the Tar Heel State: New railroad investments are playing a role in the state’s economic development. . . A look underneath the hood at Charlotte’s economic development organizations. . . North Carolina startups got a big shot in the arm from investors in 2015.
  • 20 January 2016
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 1722
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: North Carolina achieves a major population milestone. . . Wake Tech plans to offer IT-related training at its new RTP campus. . . Continued debate about the winners and losers of North Carolina’s economic recovery. . . Taking stock of progress and looking ahead to identify challenges to the state’s economy.
  • 11 January 2016
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 2604
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today that Total Nonfarm employment rose by 292,000, while the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.0 percent.
  • 8 January 2016
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 1850
LEAD publishes 2016 Unemployment Rates Release Schedules for US, North Carolina and Local Areas.
  • 7 January 2016
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 3269
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