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11.22.2011 News Releases, Policy Points

N.C.’s Labor Market Still Down And Out

CHAPEL HILL (November 22, 2011) – North Carolina’s job market experienced few changes in October. While the number of jobs in the state rose slightly, unemployment remained at a distressingly high level. During the first 10 months of 2011, North ...

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11.04.2011 News Releases, Policy Points

Another Month With Almost No Job Growth

CHAPEL HILL (November 4, 2011) – In October, the American economy gained just 80,000 more payroll jobs than it lost. While the private sector netted 104,000 positions, the public sector shed 24,000 jobs, due overwhelmingly to payroll cuts on the ...

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10.28.2011 News Releases, Policy Points

Local Job Markets Little Changed From Last Year

CHAPEL HILL (October 28, 2011) -- Between September 2010 and September 2011, unemployment rates rose in 87 of North Carolina’s 100 counties and in 13 of the state’s 14 metropolitan areas. At the same time, 37 counties and 6 metros had ...

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10.21.2011 News Releases, Policy Points

NC Job Market Stumbles Through Sept.

CHAPEL HILL (October 21, 2011) – North Carolina’s job market stumbled through September, ending the month with 22,200 fewer payroll jobs than with which it started. After accounting for those losses, the state had just 0.2 percent more jobs than ...

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09.23.2011 News Releases, Policy Points

August A Rough Month For Local Job Markets

CHAPEL HILL (September 23, 2011) – Between August 2010 and August 2011, unemployment rates rose in 76 of North Carolina’s 100 counties and in 11 of the state’s 14 metropolitan areas. At the same time, 49 counties and 10 metros ...

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