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08.20.2010 News Releases, Policy Points

NC Job Market Goes Nowhere

CHAPEL HILL (August 20, 2010) – The latest employment report for North Carolina is the worst one recorded so far in 2010. In July, the state shed 29,800 more payroll positions than it added. This drop erased 77 percent of ...

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08.06.2010 News Releases, Policy Points

An All-Too-Familiar Jobs Report

CHAPEL HILL (August 6, 2010) – The national employment report for July showed little deviation from recent trends. Last month, employers eliminated 131,000 more payroll positions than they added. An expected fall in temporary census employment drove that decline; after ...

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08.04.2010 News Releases, Our Projects, Policy Points

The South’s Difficult Decade

Even before the onset of the “Great Recession” in December 2007, the 2000s had proven to be a difficult decade for working Southerners. Across the region, the 2000s were a period marked by meager job growth, rising joblessness, rapid industrial ...

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07.23.2010 News Releases, Policy Points

NC Local Labor Markets In June

CHAPEL HILL (July 23, 2010) –  North Carolina’s local labor markets exhibited little energy in June, based on preliminary data released today by the Employment Security Commission. During the first month in a hot, languid summer, 55 counties posted double-digit unemployment ...

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07.16.2010 News Releases, Policy Points

Still Seeking A Labor Market Recovery

CHAPEL HILL (July 16, 2010) – The June employment report for North Carolina is another in a series of unimpressive 2010 reports. Last month, the state added 5,100 more payroll positions than it lost. Although the private sector netted jobs, ...

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