10.16.2009 Policy Points

Jobless Recovery Takes Hold in NC

September’s employment report offered more proof that a jobless recovery has taken hold in North Carolina.

Last month, private-sector employers eliminated 13,600 more positions than they created. However, hiring in the public sector offset most of these losses, leading to a total statewide loss of just 600 positions. These findings come from data released today by the Employment Security Commission.

In September, North Carolina employers eliminated 600 more positions than they added. Private-sector employers eliminated 13,600 positions, with losses occurring in every major industry except for construction. These losses were offset by a net gain of 13,000 public-sector positions, primarily at the state (+4,600 positions) and local levels (+8,600 jobs).

Click to read South by North Strategies’ analysis of the latest employment report.

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