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12.20.2013 News Releases, Policy Points

NC Unemployment Rate Hits A Five-Year Low

CHAPEL HILL, NC (December 20, 2013) – In November, employers in North Carolina eliminated 6,500 more payroll positions than they added (-0.2 percent), due primarily to a net loss of 5,000 private-sector jobs. The monthly household survey, however, recorded a ...

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12.06.2013 News Releases, Policy Points

Positive And Negative Trends In Nov. Jobs Report

CHAPEL HILL, NC (December 6, 2013) – The national labor market added in November 203,000 more jobs than it lost. While the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons fell over the month, a large portion of that decline ...

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12.05.2013 News Releases, Policy Points

Drops In Unemployment Mask Weak Conditions

CHAPEL HILL, NC (December 5, 2013) – Between October 2012 and October 2013, unemployment rates fell in all 100 of North Carolina’s counties and in all 14 of the state’s metropolitan areas. Yet over the same period, the size of ...

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11.22.2013 News Releases, Policy Points

Data Delay Doesn’t Alter Labor Market Conditions

CHAPEL HILL, NC (November 22, 2013) – The release of new state-level labor market information following a long delay caused the shutdown of the federal government provides little evidence that conditions have improved materially across North Carolina. While employers added ...

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10.22.2013 News Releases

National Labor Market Goes Nowhere In Sept.

CHAPEL HILL, NC (October 22, 2013) – The national labor market added in September 148,000 more jobs than it lost. While the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons essentially held steady over the month, joblessness remained pervasive throughout ...

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