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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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07.02.2010 News Releases

Few Fireworks In June Jobs Report

CHAPEL HILL (July 2, 2010) – The national employment report for June offers little evidence of a sustained economic recovery. Last month, employers eliminated 125,000 more payroll positions than they added. An expected fall in temporary census employment drove that ...

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06.30.2010 News Releases

Midyear Job Market Review Released

CHAPEL HILL (June 30, 2010) – North Carolina’s job market limped through the first half of 2010. While not shedding jobs at the frantic pace of 2008-09, North Carolina's job market recorded little progress during the first part of the calendar ...

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