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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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12.07.2012 News Releases, Policy Points

National Job Market Grew In November

CHAPEL HILL (December 7, 2012) – The national labor market added in November 146,000 more jobs than it lost. That payroll growth helped to reduce the national unemployment rate to 7.7 percent, which was the lowest rate (seasonally adjusted) recorded ...

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11.27.2012 News Releases, Policy Points

Local Unemployment Rates Fell Over The Year

CHAPEL HILL, NC (November 27, 2012) – Between October 2011 and October 2012, unemployment rates fell in 98 of North Carolina’s 100 countries and in all 14 of the state’s metropolitan areas. Over the same period, labor force sizes grew ...

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11.16.2012 News Releases, Policy Points

October Employment In North Carolina

CHAPEL HILL, NC (November 16, 2012) – In October, employers in North Carolina added 8,000 more payroll positions than they eliminated (+0.2 percent), thanks to hiring across a range of private-sector industries. Also in October, the number of employed North ...

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