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Growth in the North Carolina Hispanic Labor Force 2010-2020

Friday, October 22, 2021

We recently published that there has been growth in both the Hispanic Population and Labor Force.  This article follows up with additional information to put this growth in context.

What’s the Fastest Growing Industry Sector in NC between 1990 and 2020?

Monday, October 18, 2021

The 2-digit NAICS Professional, Scientific and Technical Services industry sector saw a growth in employment of more than 200% between 1990 and 2020 in NC. This article reviews the data to understand where that growth occurred.

Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

September 15 - October 15, 2021 has been declared Hispanic Heritage Month in North Carolina.  This entry shares some information on the latest population and labor force data.

North Carolina’s Interconnected Labor Markets

Friday, October 8, 2021

Interconnected labor markets are clusters of counties that have a sufficient level of inter-county commuting. This post introduces this concept, how these markets were determined and what they look like, and the policy implications of these geographies.

How has North Carolina’s Economy changed since 1990?

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

North Carolina’s economy has grown in the past 30 years, but in what industries, and by how much?

August Unemployment Rates Decrease in Most NC Counties

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

In August, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates decreased in 93 of North Carolina's 100 counties.

NC’s August Unemployment Rate Decreases

Friday, September 17, 2021

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased from July’s revised rate of 4.4 percent.

North Carolina’s Talent Show is Serious Business

Monday, September 6, 2021

Childcare? Affordable housing? Healthy communities? Productive work environments? These may not sound like traditional topics of a state economic development plan; but these are not traditional times.  

July Unemployment Rates Decrease in Most NC Counties

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

In July, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates decreased in 99 of North Carolina's 100 counties.

NC’s July Unemployment Rate Decreases

Friday, August 20, 2021

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased from June’s revised rate of 4.6 percent.