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07.20.2012 News Releases, Policy Points

Job Growth In NC Turned Positive In June

CHAPEL HILL (July 20, 2012) – Job growth in North Carolina turned positive in June, with the state gaining 16,900 more jobs than it lost. This marked the first month of positive job growth posted in the state since February. ...

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07.06.2012 News Releases, Policy Points

New Month, Same Employment Story

CHAPEL HILL (July 6, 2012) – The national labor market turned in another lackluster performance in June,  as employers added just 80,000 more payroll positions than they eliminated. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate held steady at 8.2 percent. Although the national ...

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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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