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12.03.2010 News Releases, Policy Points

Not Much To See Here

CHAPEL HILL (December 3, 2010) – Despite expectations to the contrary, the national employment situation deteriorated in November. Last month, employers added just 39,000 more positions than they eliminated, while the unemployment rate rose to 9.8 percent. “The November employment contained ...

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11.30.2010 News Releases, Policy Points

North Carolina’s Disappearing Labor Force

CHAPEL HILL (November 30, 2010) – Local labor markets across North Carolina recorded few meaningful improvements in October, according to preliminary data released today by the Employment Security Commission. Last month, 37 counties posted double-digit unemployment rates. And compared to a ...

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11.19.2010 News Releases, Policy Points

Not What A Recovery Looks Like

CHAPEL HILL (November 19, 2010) – North Carolina recorded zero net job growth in October, according to data released today by the Employment Security Commission. At the same time, the state’s unemployment rate fell slightly, dipping to 9.6 percent. Unfortunately, ...

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11.05.2010 News Releases, Policy Points

Few Surprises In The October Jobs Report

CHAPEL HILL (November 5, 2010) – The national employment picture changed little in October. Last month, employers added 151,000 more payroll positions than they cut. The unemployment rate, meanwhile, held steady at 9.6 percent due in part to the exiting ...

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10.29.2010 News Releases, Policy Points

NC’s Jobless Recovery Rolls Along

CHAPEL HILL (October 29, 2010) – Local labor market conditions remained weak across much of North Carolina in September, according to preliminary data released today by the Employment Security Commission. Last month, 37 counties posted double-digit unemployment rates, while 7 counties ...

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