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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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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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