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10.08.2012 News Releases, Policy Points

Where Do National Employment Numbers Come From?

(October 8, 2012) Last Friday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released the national employment report for September 2012. As South by North Strategies, Ltd. (SBN) noted in its monthly analysis, the American economy gained an estimated 114,000 jobs in September, while ...

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10.05.2012 News Releases, Policy Points

Payrolls Expand, Unemployment Falls In September

CHAPEL HILL (October 5, 2012) – The national labor market added 114,000 more jobs than it lost in September. That payroll growth, while modest, helped to reduce the national unemployment rate to 7.8 percent, which was the lowest rate (seasonally ...

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09.28.2012 News Releases, Policy Points

Local Unemployment Rates Dropped In August

CHAPEL HILL (September 28, 2012) – Between August 2011 and August 2012, unemployment rates fell in 92 of North Carolina’s 100 counties and in 13 of the state’s 14 metropolitan areas. Over that same period, labor force sizes contracted or ...

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09.21.2012 News Releases, Policy Points

Summer Doldrums Hit State’s Job Market

CHAPEL HILL (September 21, 2012) – North Carolina recorded no net job growth in August, as a decline in private-sector payrolls offset most of an increase in public-sector job levels. Over the month, the state gained 1,100 more payroll jobs ...

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09.04.2012 News Releases

Reports Trace Recession and Recovery In NC

CHAPEL HILL (September 4, 2012) – The Global Research Institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has released two policy reports that explore aspects of the economic recession in North Carolina and the state's path toward recovery. Both reports draw  on data ...

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