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03.17.2014 News Releases, Policy Points

Mixed Messages In First Jobs Report Of 2014

CHAPEL HILL, NC (March 17, 2014) – In January, employers in North Carolina eliminated 7,200 more payroll positions than they added (-0.2 percent), due almost equally to job losses in the private and public sectors (-3,700 and -3,500, respectively) The ...

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02.07.2014 News Releases, Policy Points

Cold Open For US Labor Market In 2014

CHAPEL HILL, NC (February 7, 2014) – The national labor market added in January 113,000 more jobs (+0.1 percent) than it lost. After accounting for annual statistical updates, the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons in January were ...

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02.05.2014 News Releases, Policy Points

Local Unemployment Rates Drop In December

CHAPEL HILL, NC (February 5, 2014) – Between December 2012 and December 2013, unemployment rates fell in all 100 of North Carolina’s counties and in all 14 of the state’s metropolitan areas. Over the same period, however, the number of ...

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01.28.2014 News Releases, Policy Points

2013 Another Weak Year For Job Growth

CHAPEL HILL, NC (January 28, 2014) – Over the course of 2013, employers in North Carolina added 64,500 more payroll jobs than they cut (+1.6 percent), due entirely to hiring in the private sector. Yet both the absolute number of ...

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01.10.2014 News Releases, Policy Points

US Labor Market Underwhelms In December

CHAPEL HILL, NC (January 10, 2014) – The national labor market added in December just 74,000 (+0.1 percent) more jobs than it lost. While the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons fell last month, much of the decline ...

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