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02.05.2010 News Releases

New Year, Same Jobs Story

CHAPEL HILL (February 5, 2010) – The national employment report for January points to a sickly labor market. Last month, employers eliminated 20,000 more payroll jobs than they added. Additionally, official revisions to 2009 estimates found that the economy lost ...

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01.29.2010 News Releases

Two Lousy Years For Local Labor Markets

CHAPEL HILL (January 29, 2010) –  Labor markets across North Carolina performed poorly in December, according topreliminary data released today by the Employment Security Commission. Last month, 73 counties posted double-digit unemployment rates, and 45 counties recorded unemployment rates of at ...

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01.22.2010 News Releases

Two Years of Job Market Deterioration

CHAPEL HILL (January 22, 2010) – The December employment report released today by the Employment Security Commission contains few signs of a recovery in the job market. Since the start of the recession in December 2007, North Carolina has lost ...

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01.08.2010 News Releases

National Job Losses Continue

CHAPEL HILL (January 8, 2010) – New national employment data for December show that the economy shed 85,000 more positions than it created. Since the recession’s onset in December 2007, over 7 million positions have been eliminated with net job ...

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01.05.2010 News Releases

Sadly, No Employment Surprises

CHAPEL HILL (January 5, 2010) –  November brought few positive changes in local employment conditions across North Carolina. Last month, 68 counties posted double-digit unemployment rates; of these, 33 had unemployment rates of at least 12 percent. These findings come ...

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