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09.19.2014 News Releases, Policy Points

NC’S Labor Market Wilts In August

CHAPEL HILL, NC (September 19, 2014) – In August, employers in North Carolina added 12,500 more payroll jobs than they cut (+0.3 percent), due largely to hiring by local governments. The monthly household survey, meanwhile, recorded a rise in the ...

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08.01.2014 News Releases, Policy Points

US Labor Market Cooled In July

CHAPEL HILL, NC (August 1, 2014) – In July, the national labor market added 209,000 more jobs than it lost due primarily to gains in the private sector. At the same time, the unemployment rate ticked up by 0.1 percentage ...

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07.30.2014 News Releases, Policy Points

Local Unemployment Rates Down Over The Year

CHAPEL HILL, NC (July 30, 2014) – Between June 2013 and June 2014, unemployment rates once again fell in all of North Carolina’s 100 counties and in all 14 of the state’s metropolitan areas. Over the same period, labor force sizes shrank ...

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07.18.2014 News Releases, Policy Points

North Carolina’s Slow Recovery Continues

CHAPEL HILL, NC (July 18, 2014) – In June, employers in North Carolina shed 5,800 more payroll positions than they added (-0.1 percent), due almost entirely to reductions in the payrolls of local governments. The monthly household survey, meanwhile, recorded ...

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07.03.2014 News Releases, Policy Points

US Labor Market Improves In June

CHAPEL HILL, NC (July 3, 2014) – In June, the national labor market added 288,000 more jobs than it lost due primarily to gains in the private sector. At the same time, the national unemployment rate dropped to 6.1 percent. ...

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