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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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09.20.2010 News Releases, Policy Points

Little Good Job News In August

CHAPEL HILL (September 17, 2010) -- August was another difficult month for North Carolina’s job market. Last month, the state gained 18,600 more payroll positions than it lost. Yet almost all of the increase was due to an expected rise ...

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