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February Unemployment Rates Decrease in Most NC Counties

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

In February, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates decreased in 96 of North Carolina's 100 counties.

What Works in Workforce? The Impact of Apprenticeship on Laid-Off Workers

Monday, April 5, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to record-high job losses. The task of identifying programs and services that advance the career prospects of laid-off workers is more important than ever. In a recent study, we use data from the North Carolina Common Follow-up System to evaluate the impact of registered apprenticeship on individuals who lost their job during the Great Recession, finding that apprenticeship can be an effective strategy for improving the long-term outcomes of workers displaced during an economic downturn.

NC’s February Unemployment Rate Decreases

Friday, March 26, 2021

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased from January’s revised rate of 5.9 percent.

January Unemployment Rates Decrease in Most NC Counties

Friday, March 19, 2021

In January, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates decreased in 62 of North Carolina's 100 counties.

NC’s January Unemployment Rate Decreases

Monday, March 15, 2021

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased from December’s annually revised rate of 6.1 percent.

Just Released: Annual Revisions to Job Growth Estimates

Monday, March 15, 2021

Economic data are often released in preliminary form and are subject to revision. In this article, we summarize recently published revisions to North Carolina’s job growth estimates and discuss their implications for data users.

Just Released: Annual Revisions to Unemployment and Labor Force Statistics

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Economic data are often released in preliminary form and are subject to revision. In this article, we summarize recently published revisions to North Carolina’s unemployment and labor force statistics and discuss their implications for data users.

Help! I need a job now; which ones have the most openings?

Monday, March 1, 2021

Job seeking can be tough, but during a pandemic it becomes even tougher.  Workers looking for new opportunities to grow their career, better their situation, or continue to bring home a paycheck can run into roadblocks.  Companies may delay hiring due to economic conditions and jobseekers may have difficulty identifying changing workforce needs or hiring trends.

Inside the NEW NCcareers.org # 2

Monday, February 22, 2021

NCcareers.org continues to provide critical and timely information to help North Carolinians explore career options and choices.  During the COVID-19 Pandemic, some workers, concerned with contracting the COVID-19 virus, may be interested in exploring occupations with less person-to-person contact.  NCcareers.org has information for occupations that may be less affected by COVID -19. Users can access this information by clicking on the green COVID-19 response banner at the top of the landing page and then clicking on the Low Contact Occupations tab.

December Unemployment Rates Increase in Most NC Counties

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

In December, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates increased in 55 of North Carolina's 100 counties.