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06.18.2010 News Releases

Less Than Meets The Eye

CHAPEL HILL (June 18, 2010) – The May employment report for North Carolina paints a picture of a fragile labor market. Last month, the state added 12,900 more payroll positions than it lost. The gains were concentrated in the public ...

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06.04.2010 News Releases

At Least The Census Bureau Is Hiring

CHAPEL HILL (June 4, 2010) – The national employment report for May is an unimpressive one. Last month, employers added 431,000 more payroll positions than they eliminated. Almost all of the gain, however, was attributable to the hiring of temporary ...

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05.28.2010 News Releases

Local Labor Markets Move Sideways in April

CHAPEL HILL (May 28, 2010) –  Local labor market conditions across North Carolina remained weak in April, according to preliminary data released today by the Employment Security Commission. In April, 63 counties posted double-digit unemployment rates, and 23 counties recorded unemployment ...

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05.21.2010 News Releases

Hold Off On The Celebration

CHAPEL HILL (May 21, 2010) – The April employment report released today by the Employment Security Commission points to a state labor market in fragile condition. Job growth is insufficient to accommodate all those who wish to work; unemployment remains ...

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05.07.2010 News Releases

National Job Market Improves in April

CHAPEL HILL (May 7, 2010) – The national employment report for April points to an improving labor market. Last month, employers added 290,000 more payroll jobs than they eliminated with gains occurring across a broad range of industries. Stabilizing conditions ...

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