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03.13.2017 News Releases, Policy Points

NC’s Labor Market Starts 2017 Slowly

CHAPEL HILL, NC (March 13, 2017) – In the first month of 2017, employers in North Carolina collectively cut 6,600 more payroll jobs than they added (-0.2 percent), with net losses occurring in both the private and public sectors. The ...

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12.16.2016 News Releases, Policy Points

NC Unemployment Rate Ticked Up In Nov.

CHAPEL HILL, NC (December 16, 2016) – In November, employers in North Carolina added 9,000 more payroll jobs than they cut, due entirely to hiring in the private sector. So far in 2016, North Carolina has netted 78,200 payroll jobs ...

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11.18.2016 News Releases, Policy Points

NC Unemployment Rate Rose In Oct.

CHAPEL HILL, NC (November 18, 2016) – In October, employers in North Carolina added 5,700 more payroll jobs than they cut, due entirely to hiring in the private sector. So far in 2016, North Carolina has netted 69,400 payroll jobs ...

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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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