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06.22.2012 News Releases, Policy Points

Local Unemployment Rates Fall Over The Year

CHAPEL HILL (June 22, 2012) – Between May 2011 and May 2012, unemployment rates fell in 88 of North Carolina’s 100 counties and in 13 of the state’s 14 metropolitan areas. Over that same period, labor force sizes contracted in ...

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06.15.2012 News Releases, Policy Points

State Job Market Weakens In May

CHAPEL HILL (June 15, 2012) – Labor market conditions in North Carolina deteriorated in May, with the state losing 16,500 more jobs than it gained. This marked the third consecutive month of negative job growth in the state. While the ...

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06.01.2012 News Releases, Policy Points

National Labor Market Goes Nowhere In May

CHAPEL HILL (June 1, 2012) – The national labor market experienced few changes in May, as employers added just 69,000 more payroll positions than they eliminated. Furthermore, the unemployment rate essentially held steady at 8.2 percent. Although the national labor ...

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05.18.2012 News Releases, Policy Points

No “Springing Forward” For NC’s Labor Market

CHAPEL HILL (May 18, 2012) – The change in seasons was not accompanied by improvements in North Carolina’s labor market. Payroll employment levels essentially were flat in April and were only slightly higher than was the case a year ago. ...

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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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