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A Closer Look at NC's Pandemic Job Losses

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Quarter 2 data from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) were recently released, and as expected provide a stark contrast to the first quarter of 2020. As the impacts of the pandemic began to be widely felt in the early spring of 2020, changes in consumer behavior as well as school closures and other restrictions on business activity led to an unprecedented drop in economic activity throughout the state and the nation.

November Unemployment Rates Increase in Most NC Counties

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

In November, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates increased in 76 of North Carolina's 100 counties.

NC’s November Unemployment Rate Unchanged

Friday, December 18, 2020

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged from October’s revised rate of 6.2 percent.

October Unemployment Rates Decrease in All NC Counties

Thursday, December 3, 2020

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

NC’s October Unemployment Rate Decreases

Friday, November 20, 2020

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased 0.9 of a percentage point to 6.3 percent from September’s revised rate of 7.2 percent.

New Survey Identifies the Benefits of Apprenticeship Programs and How they Differ Across Industry

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

In a previous post, we explored some of the key findings from the recently published North Carolina Registered Apprenticeship Survey Report, including the financial returns associated with businesses’ apprenticeship programs. In this post, we’ll investigate some of the mechanisms through which apprentices provide these returns to businesses and some of the differences between programs in various industry sectors.

September Unemployment Rates Increase in Most NC Counties

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

In September, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates increased in 95 of North Carolina's 100 counties.

New Survey Shows that Apprenticeships are Impactful and Growing in North Carolina

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

A recent survey of nearly 300 apprenticeship programs across North Carolina found that investments in apprenticeships produce a strong financial return to companies. This post, the first of two, explores some of the survey's key findings, including the survey's analysis of businesses' financial return on apprenticeship investments.

What NC’s Projected Occupations Say About Future Educational Requirements

Monday, October 26, 2020

The fourth in a series of summaries of 2018-2028 North Carolina Employment Projections will focus on education requirements and projected employment. 

NC’s September Unemployment Rate Increases

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased 0.8 of a percentage point to 7.3 percent from August’s revised rate of 6.5 percent.