The LEAD Feed

Higher Ed. Degree in hand… where do I go from here?

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

As the calendar turns to May, students who don caps and gowns for graduation often hear, “Congratulations for earning that degree, now what are you going to do?”  Which is sometimes a tough question to answer for those looking for a job.   

Might the Covid-19 recovery benefit NC’s young employment?

Monday, May 10, 2021

According to the US Census/BLS Current Population Survey, unemployment in North Carolina among those ages 16 to 24 dropped from 34.7% in April 2020 to 4.7% in March 2021 – nearing the 25-year low.

Inside the NEW NCcareers.org # 3: NCcareers.org gets a promotion!

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Upon launch of the NEW NCcareers.org on July 15,2020 we shared that additional site updates would be coming.  In the nine months since, we have been working to develop new features, add information and tools, and enhance the usability and functionality of the site. Now it’s time to show off this work in a big update to NCcareers.org. 

March Unemployment Rates Decrease in All NC Counties

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

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

NC’s March Unemployment Rate Decreases

Friday, April 16, 2021

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased from February’s revised rate of 5.7 percent.

February Unemployment Rates Decrease in Most NC Counties

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

In February, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates decreased in 96 of North Carolina's 100 counties.

What Works in Workforce? The Impact of Apprenticeship on Laid-Off Workers

Monday, April 5, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to record-high job losses. The task of identifying programs and services that advance the career prospects of laid-off workers is more important than ever. In a recent study, we use data from the North Carolina Common Follow-up System to evaluate the impact of registered apprenticeship on individuals who lost their job during the Great Recession, finding that apprenticeship can be an effective strategy for improving the long-term outcomes of workers displaced during an economic downturn.

NC’s February Unemployment Rate Decreases

Friday, March 26, 2021

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased from January’s revised rate of 5.9 percent.

January Unemployment Rates Decrease in Most NC Counties

Friday, March 19, 2021

In January, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates decreased in 62 of North Carolina's 100 counties.

NC’s January Unemployment Rate Decreases

Monday, March 15, 2021

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased from December’s annually revised rate of 6.1 percent.