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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.

NC’s December Unemployment Rate Unchanged

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

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

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.