Tag:bureau of labor statistics

  • Cooper needs to own N.C.’s entire employment situation

    On Monday, May 18, the opinion team for The News & Observer and The Charlotte Observer called for Gov. Roy Cooper to take responsibility for North Carolina’s disastrous unemployment insurance system. “NC unemployment delays have been a disaster. Own it, Gov. Cooper,” read the headline for the editorial appearing in…

  • March unemployment figures likely to lag today’s reality

    When the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the March U.S. unemployment figures Friday, you’d think they would reflect the onslaught of applications reported over the past two weeks: 3.3 million the week ending March 21 and 6.6 million last week. But they almost certainly won’t. With at least 10 million…

  • It’s Nothing But Net

    North Carolina added some 11,000 jobs in April and nearly 107,000 jobs over the 12-month period. That’s a annual growth rate of 2.6 percent, which exceeds the national and regional averages.

  • Job Growth Sizzled Last Year

    We now have much harder numbers on recent employment trends in North Carolina, and can say with confidence that 2014 was the second-best year for job growth since the turn of the 21st century.

  • State Still Outpaces Region

    Ever since conservatives won majorities in the North Carolina General Assembly and began reducing taxes, spending, and state regulation, liberals have predicted doom.

  • Look B4U Leap 2

    Relatively good economic performance in 2011, 2012, and 2013 doesn’t mean that North Carolina is destined to have good performance in 2014.