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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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10.22.2010 News Releases, Policy Points

Another Lackluster Month For Job Creation

CHAPEL HILL (October 22, 2010) – Private-sector job creation in North Carolina ground to a virtual halt in September. Last month, the state netted just 500 more private payroll jobs than it lost. Government hiring, primarily at the local level, ...

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10.13.2010 News Releases, Policy Points

Is Structural Unemployment NC’s Problem?

Last week, the WUNC radio program The State of Things devoted an entire episode to a discussion of North Carolina's labor market. In the show's second half, several speakers and callers claimed that the high level of joblessness affecting the ...

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10.08.2010 News Releases, Policy Points

National Jobs Picture Still Bleak

CHAPEL HILL (October 8, 2010) – The national employment report for September offered little evidence that a labor market recovery is underway. Last month, employers eliminated 95,000 more payroll positions than they added. An expected fall in temporary census employment ...

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09.24.2010 News Releases, Policy Points

Weak Economic Conditions Prevail in August

CHAPEL HILL (September 24, 2010) – Local labor market conditions remained weak across much of North Carolina in August, according to preliminary data released today by the Employment Security Commission. Last month, 50 counties posted double-digit unemployment rates, while 17 counties ...

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