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03.30.2012 News Releases, Policy Points

Job Growth Slows, Unemployment Falls in February

CHAPEL HILL (March 30, 2012) – The pace of job growth in North Carolina slowed in February, while the statewide unemployment rate fell below 10 percent for the first time in three years. Yet unemployment remains elevated with the current ...

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03.13.2012 News Releases, Policy Points

NC Job Market Grew In January

CHAPEL HILL (March 13, 2012) – North Carolina’s job market began 2012 by gaining 17,000 more payroll jobs than it lost. Moreover, annual revisions to employment statistics concluded that the state netted more jobs in 2011 than first reported. At ...

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03.09.2012 News Releases, Policy Points

National Job Market Expands In February

CHAPEL HILL (March 9, 2012) – The national employment situation improved in February, as employers added 227,000 more payroll positions than they eliminated. Furthermore, the unemployment rate held steady at 8.3 percent. While the growth in payroll employment and the ...

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02.10.2012 News Releases

No Rebound For NC Job Market In 2011

CHAPEL HILL (February 10, 2012) – North Carolina’s labor market experienced modest payroll employment growth in 2011, netting a total of 19,600 jobs (+0.5 percent). With such restrained growth, little progress was made against joblessness. The state ended the year with more ...

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02.01.2012 News Releases, Policy Points

Local Job Markets Post Little Progress In 2011

CHAPEL HILL (February 1, 2012) – Between December 2010 and December 2011, unemployment rates rose in 68 of North Carolina’s 100 counties and in 8 of the state’s 14 metropolitan areas. In December 2011, 29 counties and 3 metros had ...

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