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09.08.2010 News Releases, Our Projects, Policy Points

Philanthropic Efforts to Better Postsecondary Education

Strengthening state postsecondary education and skill development systems – systems that encompass such programs as technical education, literacy instruction, and occupational training – requires comprehensive changes to public policies and institutional practices. To that end, various philanthropic foundations recently have ...

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08.27.2010 News Releases, Policy Points

NC Local Employment Sags in July

CHAPEL HILL (August 27, 2010) – North Carolina’s local labor markets performed poorly in July, according to preliminary data released today by the Employment Security Commission. Last month, 54 counties posted double-digit unemployment rates, while 20 counties recorded rates ...

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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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