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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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01.24.2012 News Releases, Policy Points

NC Job Market Ends 2011 On A Flat Note

CHAPEL HILL (January 24, 2012) – North Carolina’s job market ended 2011 little different than it started the year. In December, the number of payroll jobs in the slate fell slightly, as did the number of unemployed persons and the ...

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01.06.2012 News Releases, Policy Points

National Labor Market Improved In Dec.

CHAPEL HILL (January 6, 2011) – In December, the American economy gained 200,000 more payroll jobs than it lost. The private sector netted 212,000 positions, while the public sector shed 12,000 jobs, due overwhelmingly to payroll cuts on the part ...

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