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From School to Prison: The Criminal Justice Outcomes of Youth with Disabilities in North Carolina

Monday, January 27, 2020

Individuals with disabilities are much more likely to drop out of high school and land in prison than their peers. In this article, we use data from the state’s Common Follow-Up System (CFS) to illustrate the extent of the “school-to-prison pipeline” for young people with disabilities in North Carolina.

NC’s December Unemployment Rate Decreases

Friday, January 24, 2020

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased 0.1 of a percentage point from November’s revised rate of 3.8 percent.

Recent Cross County Commuting Patterns

Monday, January 6, 2020

As we come off long distance car trips for the holidays, we want to share some information regarding our sometimes long distance trips for commuting.

November Unemployment Rates Decrease in Most NC Counties

Friday, January 3, 2020

In November, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates decreased in 92 of North Carolina's 100 counties.

4 Easy Pieces Regarding Census Data

Thursday, January 2, 2020

This blog article will highlight some US Census Bureau tools at the dawn of the decennial Census year.

NC’s November Unemployment Rate Decreases

Friday, December 20, 2019

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased 0.2 of a percentage point from October’s revised rate of 4.0 percent.

October Unemployment Rates Increase in Most NC Counties

Monday, November 25, 2019

In October, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates increased in 86 of North Carolina's 100 counties.

NC’s October Unemployment Rate Decreases

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased 0.1 of a percentage point from September’s revised rate of 4.1 percent.

Veteran’s Day 2019

Thursday, November 7, 2019

LEAD honors our veterans by doing what we do best: help people with information and data.  Here are some interesting data points regarding North Carolina Veterans from the new 2018 1-Year American Community Survey! 

NC Annual Economic Report: Gross Domestic Product

Monday, November 4, 2019

North Carolina had the 11th largest economy by gross domestic product (GDP) in the U.S. in 2018 at nearly $566 billion, increasing 2.9% from 2017 – level with U.S. GDP growth and higher than NC’s 2017 rate (2.2%). Combined, the Finance and Manufacturing sectors accounted for 38% of the state’s GDP.