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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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01.09.2015 News Releases, Policy Points

US Labor Market Conditions Improved In Dec.

CHAPEL HILL, NC (January 9, 2015) – In December, the national labor market added 252,000 more jobs than it lost due primarily to gains in the private sector. And in December, the unemployment rate fell to 5.6 percent. Unfortunately, 71 ...

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12.30.2014 News Releases, Policy Points

Local Unemployment Rates Down Across NC

CHAPEL HILL, NC (December 30, 2014) – Between November 2013 and November 2014, unemployment rates fell in all 100 counties in North Carolina and in all 14 of the state’s metropolitan areas. Yet over the same period, the size of ...

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