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04.05.2012 News Releases, Policy Points

Local Unemployment Rates Drop In February

CHAPEL HILL (April 5, 2012) – Between February 2011 and February 2012, unemployment rates fell in 81 of North Carolina’s 100 counties and in 13 of the state’s 14 metropolitan areas. These findings come from new estimates from the Labor ...

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04.04.2012 News Releases, Our Projects, Policy Points

The Great Cost Shift

Completed in early 2012 for Demos, a public policy organization in New York City, The Great Cost Shift: How Higher Education Cuts Undermine The Future Middle Class, examines how state disinvestment in public higher education over the past two decades has ...

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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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