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The share of former offenders finding work in North Carolina within a year after release from state prison declined from 62% in 1998 to 39% in 2014. This article explores some of the factors that may be responsible for this trend, including changes in the labor market that have made it harder to find a job—particularly for blue-collar workers, and especially for former offenders.

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased 0.1 of a percentage point to 3.8 percent from August’s revised rate of 3.9 percent.

  • 19 October 2018
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 183
North Carolina is projected to add over 389,000 new jobs by 2026. The following summary analyzes information on employment growth and projections at the state level and provides key findings by major industry and occupational groups.

This post will describe recent changes to North Carolina Long Term Employment projections.

In August, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates decreased in 88 of North Carolina's 100 counties.

  • 3 October 2018
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 218

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased 0.2 of a percentage point to 3.9 percent from July’s revised rate of 4.1 percent.

  • 21 September 2018
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 290

In July, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates decreased in 84 of North Carolina's 100 counties.

  • 29 August 2018
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 380

North Carolina releases a list of Top 300 Private Employers, compiled annually, based off the first quarter employment size as reported by the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wage (QCEW) program. The list breaks out employment by Manufacturing and Nonmanufacturing employment.

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased 0.1 of a percentage point to 4.1 percent from June’s revised rate of 4.2 percent.

  • 17 August 2018
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 512
One important factor to consider when pursuing a career is how much competition you will face from existing jobseekers. This article demonstrates how LEAD’s North Carolina Labor Supply/Demand data can be used to inform career decisions.
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