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03.10.2011 News Releases, Policy Points

New Year, Same NC Job Market

CHAPEL HILL (March 10, 2011) – North Carolina’s labor market did not begin 2011 on a footing much different from the one on which it ended 2010. According to data released today by the Employment Security Commission, North Carolina ...

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02.04.2011 News Releases, Policy Points

Every Which Way But Up (Or Down)

CHAPEL HILL (February 4, 2011) – A complex national employment report for January offered few clear insights into the state of the American job market. Last month, employers added just 36,000 more payroll positions than they eliminated, but at the ...

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02.01.2011 News Releases, Policy Points

Local N.C. Labor Forces Continue To Shrink

CHAPEL HILL (February 1, 2011) – Some 71 percent of North Carolina’s counties and 36 percent of the state’s metro areas ended 2010 with labor forces smaller in size than they were at the start of the year. Furthermore, 57 ...

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01.24.2011 News Releases, Policy Points

NC Job Market Ends 2010 With A Whimper

CHAPEL HILL (January 24, 2011) – North Carolina ended 2010 essentially with no more payroll jobs than it had at the beginning of the year. According to data released today by the Employment Security Commission, North Carolina gained 2,300 payroll ...

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01.07.2011 News Releases, Policy Points

Modest Progress on The Jobs Front

CHAPEL HILL (January 7, 2010) – The national employment situation improved somewhat in December, as employers added 103,000 more payroll positions than they eliminated. While that gain contributed to a fall in unemployment, a troubling drop in the size of ...

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