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08.08.2012 News Releases, Policy Points

Report Traces Impact Of North Carolina Employment Service

CHAPEL HILL (August 8, 2012) – Earlier this week, the Employment and Training Administration, an agency within the US Department of Labor, released a research report entitled The Employment Service in Rural North Carolina: Insights from the “Great Recession.” Prepared by ...

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08.03.2012 News Releases, Policy Points

National Job Market Expanded In July

CHAPEL HILL (August 3, 2012) – The national labor market recovered from a dismal June by adding 163,000 more payroll jobs than it lost in July. That growth, however, proved insufficient to reduce either the number of persons who were ...

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07.27.2012 News Releases, Policy Points

Local Unemployment Rates Fall Over The Year

CHAPEL HILL (July 27, 2012) – Between June 2011 and June 2012, unemployment rates fell in 91 of North Carolina’s 100 counties and in all 14 of the state’s metropolitan areas. Over that same period, labor force sizes contracted or ...

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07.20.2012 News Releases, Policy Points

Job Growth In NC Turned Positive In June

CHAPEL HILL (July 20, 2012) – Job growth in North Carolina turned positive in June, with the state gaining 16,900 more jobs than it lost. This marked the first month of positive job growth posted in the state since February. ...

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07.06.2012 News Releases, Policy Points

New Month, Same Employment Story

CHAPEL HILL (July 6, 2012) – The national labor market turned in another lackluster performance in June,  as employers added just 80,000 more payroll positions than they eliminated. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate held steady at 8.2 percent. Although the national ...

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