News Releases


08.19.2016 News Releases, Policy Points

A Mixed Performance for NC’s Labor Market

CHAPEL HILL, NC (August 19, 2016) – In July, employers in North Carolina added 12,000 more payroll jobs than they cut, with net gains occurring in the private and public sectors. So far in 2016, North Carolina has netted 65,600 ...

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08.10.2016 News Releases, Our Projects, Policy Points

Few Signs Of A “Carolina Comeback”

CHAPEL HILL, NC (August 10, 2016) – Today, Think NC First, a nonprofit organization based in Raleigh, released a set of four issue briefs questioning the claim of a “Carolina Comeback.” While the refrain is often repeated by Gov. McCrory and his supporters, ...

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08.03.2016 News Releases, Policy Points

Local Unemployment Rates Down Over The Year

CHAPEL HILL, NC (August 3, 2016) - From June 2015 to June 2016, unemployment rates (unadjusted) fell in all 100 North Carolina counties and in all 15 of the state’s metropolitan areas. Over the same period, the size of the ...

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06.17.2016 News Releases, Policy Points

No Net Job Growth For Second Straight Month

CHAPEL HILL, NC (June 17, 2016) – In May, employers in North Carolina effectively added no more payroll jobs than they cut, as slight job losses in the private sector were offset by gains in the public sector. May further ...

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05.20.2016 News Releases, Policy Points

NC Netted Virtually No Payroll Jobs in April

CHAPEL HILL, NC (May 20, 2016) – In April, employers in North Carolina effectively added no more payroll jobs than they cut, as slight job gains in the private sector were offset by losses in the public sector. Over the ...

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