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03.22.2013 News Releases, Policy Points

Local Labor Markets Stumble Into 2013

CHAPEL HILL, NC (March 22, 2013) – Between January 2012 and January 2013, unemployment rates rose in 63 of North Carolina’s 100 countries and in eight of the state’s 14 metropolitan areas. Over the period, the size of the labor ...

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03.08.2013 News Releases, Policy Points

Payroll Employment Increased In February

CHAPEL HILL, NC (March 8, 2013) – The national labor market added 236,000 more jobs than it lost in February. The unemployment rate, meanwhile, dropped to 7.7 percent. Despite recent increases in payroll employment levels, unemployment remains elevated, with the ...

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01.18.2013 News Releases, Policy Points

North Carolina’s Labor Market Grew In 2012

CHAPEL HILL, NC (January 18, 2013) – In December, employers in North Carolina added 7,900 more payroll positions than they eliminated (+0.2 percent). With that increase, North Carolina ended 2012 with 72,400 more jobs (+1.8 percent) than with which it ...

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01.04.2013 News Releases, Policy Points

National Job Market Grew Again In December

CHAPEL HILL (January 4, 2013) – The national labor market added 155,000 more jobs than it lost in December. The unemployment rate, meanwhile, held steady at 7.8 percent, which was the lowest rate (seasonally adjusted) recorded since January 2009, when ...

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01.03.2013 News Releases, Policy Points

Local Employment Rates Down Over The Year

CHAPEL HILL, NC (January 3, 2013) – Between November 2011 and November 2012, unemployment rates fell in 95 of North Carolina’s 100 countries and in all 14 of the state’s metropolitan areas. Over that period, the size of the labor ...

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