The LEAD Feed

What Happened to Women’s Work Hours in North Carolina During the Pandemic?

Friday, March 11, 2022

In a previous LEAD Feed article, it was reported that the rate of women’s employment in NC has outpaced that of men. But were they working more? Or did they just move from working full-time to part-time?

What Happened to Women’s Employment in North Carolina During the Pandemic?

Thursday, March 3, 2022

A common belief is that women have suffered greater employment losses through the Covid-19 pandemic than men. That was certainly true in North Carolina at the onset of the pandemic. What happened after the shutdowns may surprise you.

How has the pandemic affected Black / African American employment and earnings?

Monday, February 28, 2022

As North Carolina’s economy continues to recover from the recession caused by the COVID pandemic, we have reviewed the data from the U.S. Census Bureau QWI Explorer to investigate how Black / African American employment and earnings have been affected between Q1 2019 and Q1 2021.

A Review of the Latest Census Data: Are Housing Values Keeping up with Inflation?

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Rising housing prices are drawing the attention of the media, homeowners, and home shoppers across the country. In North Carolina, there is a lot of talk about low housing inventories, accelerating prices, and a lack of affordable housing in urban, suburban, and rural areas.

December Unemployment Rates Decrease in Most NC Counties

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

In December, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates decreased in 91 of North Carolina's 100 counties.

Four Tips for the Occupational Projections Dashboard

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

The 2018-2028 long-term occupation projections dashboard is a powerful new tool to explore anticipated trends in occupational employment for North Carolina and its constituent regions. This blog provides a small set of tips for users that want to learn how to take advantage of the workbook but are unsure of how to start.

Three Tips for the Industry Projections Dashboard

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

The 2018-2028 long-term industry employment projections dashboards are a powerful new tool to explore anticipated trends in industry employment for North Carolina and its constituent regions. This blog provides a small set of tips for users that want to learn how to take advantage of the workbook, but are unsure of how to start.

NC’s December Unemployment Rate Decreases

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased from November’s revised rate of 3.9 percent.

A Paycheck Is a Pathway Out of Prison: New Findings From North Carolina

Friday, January 14, 2022

The United States incarcerates a larger share of its population than any other nation on Earth, and recidivism is common: most individuals released from state prisons are re-arrested within two years. A growing body of evidence demonstrates that one of the surest antidotes to recidivism is a good job. In a recent study, we use data from the North Carolina Common Follow-up System to estimate the impact of post-release employment on recidivism. We show that individuals who find work after exiting prison return to prison at a significantly lower rate than their non-employed counterparts, with higher earnings leading to better recidivism outcomes.

November Unemployment Rates Decrease in Most NC Counties

Thursday, December 30, 2021

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