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08.19.2011 News Releases, Policy Points

Local Govt. Losses Weigh Down Job Market

CHAPEL HILL (August 19, 2011) – Payroll reductions on the part of North Carolina’s local governments canceled out all of the job gains recorded in July in the private sector. Last month, the private sector gained 6,900 more payroll positions ...

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08.05.2011 News Releases, Policy Points

Nothing To Celebrate In July

CHAPEL HILL (August 5, 2011) – In July, the American economy added 117,000 more payroll jobs than it lost. While the private sector netted 154,000 positions, the public sector shed 37,000 jobs, due overwhelmingly to reductions by state and local ...

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08.03.2011 News Releases

Midyear Labor Market Review Released

CHAPEL HILL (August 3, 2011) – North Carolina’s labor market recorded virtually no net job growth during the first six months of 2011. Between December 2010 and June 2011, the state gained only 13,900 more jobs than it lost (+0.4 ...

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07.29.2011 News Releases, Policy Points

Still Seeking Signs Of A Recovery

CHAPEL HILL (July 29, 2011) – Between June 2010 and June 2011, unemployment rates rose in 43 of North Carolina’s 100 counties and in five of the state’s 14 metropolitan areas. At the same time, 64 counties and 11 metro ...

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07.22.2011 News Releases, Policy Points

Public-Sector Cuts Hobble N.C.’s Labor Market

CHAPEL HILL (July 22, 2011) – In June, employers in North Carolina eliminated 9,500 more payroll positions than they added, according to data released today by the Employment Security Commission. Private-sector job creation ground to a virtual halt, while the ...

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