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04.21.2015 News Releases, Policy Points

Statewide Labor Market Improves Year-Over-Year

CHAPEL HILL, NC (April 21, 2015) – In March, employers in North Carolina cut 2,600 more jobs than they added, with net reductions occurring in the private and public sectors. Over the year, however, North Carolina gained 113,700 more jobs ...

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03.17.2015 News Releases, Policy Points

A Slow Start For North Carolina’s Job Market

CHAPEL HILL, NC (March 17, 2015) – In January, employers in North Carolina added no more payroll positions than they cut, as a small gain in private-sectors payrolls was offset entirely by a small drop in public-sector payrolls. The monthly ...

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02.06.2015 News Releases, Policy Points

US Labor Market Improved In January

CHAPEL HILL, NC (February 6, 2015) – In January, the national labor market added 257,000 more jobs than it lost due entirely to gains in the private sector. After accounting for annual statistical updates, the unemployment rate (5.7 percent) and ...

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02.04.2015 News Releases, Policy Points

Local Unemployment Rates Fell In 2014

CHAPEL HILL, NC (February 4, 2015) – Over the course of 2014, unemployment rates fell in 99 of North Carolina’s 100 counties and in all 14 of the state’s metropolitan areas. Yet at the same time, the size of the ...

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01.27.2015 News Releases, Policy Points

North Carolina Payrolls Expand in 2014

CHAPEL HILL, NC (January 27, 2015) – In December, employers in North Carolina added 15,100 more payroll jobs than they cut (+0.4 percent), due entirely to hiring in the private sector. With that gain, the state ended 2014 with 114,500 ...

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