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NC’s March Unemployment Rate Decreases

Thursday, April 14, 2022

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased from February’s revised rate of 3.7 percent.

Introducing NC’s 2023 Employment Projections

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Where will the economy be in 2023? This blog post presents highlights from the recently released 2021-2023 Short-Term Employment Projections.

February Unemployment Rates Decrease in Most NC Counties

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

In February, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates decreased in 50 of North Carolina's 100 counties.

Entrepreneurship in North Carolina during COVID 19: A Preliminary Investigation

Monday, April 4, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic caused large and lasting disruptions to labor markets. While this disruption was happening, however, data reveals that the economy had a hidden strain of hope and resilience via growth in the births of new establishments and employment associated with those births. 

A review of QWI Data: How Have Women’s Opportunities in the Workplace in North Carolina been affected by the COVID Pandemic?

Thursday, March 31, 2022

As North Carolina’s economy continues to recover from the recession caused by the COVID pandemic, we wanted to investigate how women’s employment and earnings were affected to complement other recent LEAD research.

North Carolina Women’s Response to Pandemic Employment Challenges – Do It Yourself

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

In previous LEAD Feed posts, we examined changes in employment between men and women over the course of the pandemic. Data revealed that the number of employed women grew faster than that of men and without significantly cutting their amount of time worked.  Today, we look at one reason why women’s employment rebounded from the depths of the Covid Recession so quickly – self-employment.

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.