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NC’s February Unemployment Rate Decreases

Friday, March 25, 2022

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased from January’s revised rate of 3.9 percent.

January Unemployment Rates Increase in All NC Counties

Friday, March 18, 2022

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

Just Released: Annual Revisions to Unemployment and Job Growth Estimates

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

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 job growth estimates and discuss their implications for data users.

NC’s January Unemployment Rate Decreases

Monday, March 14, 2022

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased from December’s benchmarked rate of 4.1 percent.

What Happened to Women’s Work Hours in North Carolina During the Pandemic?

Friday, March 11, 2022

In a previous LEAD Feed article, it was reported that the rate of women’s employment in NC has outpaced that of men. But were they working more? Or did they just move from working full-time to part-time?

What Happened to Women’s Employment in North Carolina During the Pandemic?

Thursday, March 3, 2022

A common belief is that women have suffered greater employment losses through the Covid-19 pandemic than men. That was certainly true in North Carolina at the onset of the pandemic. What happened after the shutdowns may surprise you.

How has the pandemic affected Black / African American employment and earnings?

Monday, February 28, 2022

As North Carolina’s economy continues to recover from the recession caused by the COVID pandemic, we have reviewed the data from the U.S. Census Bureau QWI Explorer to investigate how Black / African American employment and earnings have been affected between Q1 2019 and Q1 2021.

A Review of the Latest Census Data: Are Housing Values Keeping up with Inflation?

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Rising housing prices are drawing the attention of the media, homeowners, and home shoppers across the country. In North Carolina, there is a lot of talk about low housing inventories, accelerating prices, and a lack of affordable housing in urban, suburban, and rural areas.

December Unemployment Rates Decrease in Most NC Counties

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

In December, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates decreased in 91 of North Carolina's 100 counties.

Four Tips for the Occupational Projections Dashboard

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

The 2018-2028 long-term occupation projections dashboard is a powerful new tool to explore anticipated trends in occupational employment for North Carolina and its constituent regions. This blog provides a small set of tips for users that want to learn how to take advantage of the workbook but are unsure of how to start.