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July Unemployment Rates Decrease in Most NC Counties

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

In July, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates decreased in 70 of North Carolina's 100 counties.

NC’s July Unemployment Rate Remains Unchanged

Friday, August 16, 2019

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged from June’s revised rate of 4.2 percent.

North Carolina’s Annual Largest Private Employers List Released

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

North Carolina releases a list of Top 300 Private Employers, compiled annually, based off the first quarter employment size as reported by the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wage (QCEW) program. The list breaks out employment by Manufacturing and Nonmanufacturing employment. 

June Unemployment Rates Increase in Most NC Counties

Thursday, August 1, 2019

In June, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates increased in 97 of North Carolina's 100 counties.

NC’s June Unemployment Rate Remains Unchanged

Friday, July 19, 2019

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged from May’s revised rate of 4.1 percent.

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.