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May Unemployment Rates Increase in Most NC Counties

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

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

Community College Outcomes Vary by Program and Age

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

In this article, we delve into the Career and Technical Education programs offered through North Carolina’s community colleges, examining employment and wage outcomes by program area and age.

NC’s May Unemployment Rate Increases

Friday, June 21, 2019

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased 0.1 of a percentage point to 4.1 percent from April’s revised rate of 4.0 percent.

Are the best jobs in North Carolina also the best jobs in the US?

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Every year lists detailing the best jobs in America are released by groups such as Glassdoor, Indeed and U.S. News and World Report.  These lists have similar methodologies which include some combination of open opportunities – are people being hired to do the job – and salaries – the higher the better.  These lists rate occupations from a national perspective, but the question I have is whether the best occupational opportunities in North Carolina mirror the best jobs in the nation.  

Top 10 Observations of Local Constellations

Monday, June 17, 2019

The 2019 Star Jobs for Local Areas are out for you to consider for good career options.  We’ve included some observations of these jobs.

2017-2026 Sub-State Long Term Industry Projections for North Carolina

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Last month, we released our 2017-2026 Sub-State Long Term Industry Projections for North Carolina. As reported in our summary of the 2017-2026 Statewide Long Term Employment Projections, we project an increase in jobs of about 389,000 with an annualized growth rate (AGR) of 0.89%, and a growth rate over the period of 8.3%1.

April Unemployment Rates Decrease in All NC Counties

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

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

NC’s April Unemployment Rate Unchanged

Friday, May 17, 2019

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged from March’s revised rate of 4.0 percent.

North Carolina Sub-State Occupational Employment Projections 2017 – 2026

Monday, May 13, 2019

Every two years, in conjunction with the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the North Carolina Department of Commerce publishes long-term industry and occupation employment projections. Projections data provide information for policy makers, job seekers, training providers, and businesses to make informed workforce decisions, and help ensure that North Carolina’s workforce is prepared for tomorrow’s job opportunities and economic growth in the state. This article summarizes information on projected employment change for the 2017-2026 period and provides key findings by major occupational groups for sixteen prosperity sub-zones. 

March Unemployment Rates Decrease in Most NC Counties

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

In March, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates decreased in 81 of North Carolina's 100 counties.