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05.04.2012 News Releases, Policy Points

National Labor Market Cools In April

CHAPEL HILL (May 4, 2012) – The national labor market cooled in April, as employers added just 115,000 more payroll positions than they eliminated. The unemployment rate, meanwhile, essentially held steady at 8.1 percent with unemployment rates among major demographic ...

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04.20.2012 News Releases, Policy Points

Payrolls Flat, Unemployment Down In March

CHAPEL HILL (April 20, 2012) – Payroll employment levels in North Carolina held steady in March, while the statewide unemployment rate fell to the lowest level recorded over the last three years. Despite the overall growth in payrolls and the ...

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04.10.2012 News Releases, Policy Points

Two Decades Of Cuts To Public Higher Education

CHAPEL HILL (April 10, 2012) – Since 1990, state governments have steadily disinvested in the nation’s public four-year and two-year institutions of higher learning. These reductions have resulted in a major shifting of the cost of higher education from states as a ...

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04.06.2012 News Releases, Policy Points

National Job Market Ran In Place In March

CHAPEL HILL (April 6, 2012) – The national employment situation held steady in March, as employers added 120,000 more payroll positions than they eliminated. Moreover, the unemployment rate essentially held constant at 8.2 percent with unemployment rates largely holding steady ...

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04.05.2012 News Releases, Policy Points

Local Unemployment Rates Drop In February

CHAPEL HILL (April 5, 2012) – Between February 2011 and February 2012, unemployment rates fell in 81 of North Carolina’s 100 counties and in 13 of the state’s 14 metropolitan areas. These findings come from new estimates from the Labor ...

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