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NC jobless rate flat at 3.5%; national rate is 3.9%

March 22. The state’s seasonally adjusted February 2024 unemployment rate was 3.5 percent, unchanged from January’s revised rate. The national rate increased 0.2 of a percentage point to 3.9 percent. North Carolina’s unemployment rate increased 0.1 of a percentage point from a year ago. The number of people employed increased 3,135 over the month to […]

NC unemployment rate is 3.5%, US at 3.7%

March 11. North Carolina’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.5 percent in January, down 0.1 of a percentage point from December’s revised rate. The national rate remained unchanged at 3.7 percent. The number of people employed increased 6,721 over the month to 5,068,208 and increased 64,125 over the year. The number of people unemployed decreased […]

Changes in unemployment rates | Source: WalletHub

Unemployment post-COVID: NC is about in the middle of the pack

Oct. 24. September’s national jobs report showed above-average increases in hiring over the past month. The economy gained 336,000 non-farm payroll jobs, exceeding the average monthly gain of 267,000 over the past 12 months. In September, there were notable gains in sectors including leisure and hospitality, government, health care, professional, scientific, and technical services and […]

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NC struggles more than most states in hiring, survey finds

Dec. 16. During the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of Americans lost their jobs and experienced financial difficulties due to unemployment. Now, lots of businesses are struggling to hire enough workers, which has sometimes led to delays in services and reduced business hours. The labor force participation rate is still below pre-pandemic levels, and is at one […]


Op-Ed: Universities must innovate, reinvent

Nov. 16. [Opinion] By Dr. Franklin D. Gilliam Jr., Chancellor, UNC Greensboro. Colleges and universities across North Carolina and the nation are encountering stiff headwinds. College enrollment fell by more than 1 million students during two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, and worse is yet to come. The high school-age population will begin to shrink […]

Yes, Indeed, Charlotte is No. 8 among US cities for job opportunities

May 10. analyzed the 30 largest US cities on their number of Indeed job listings. Cities with the Most Job Opportunities Rank City Population Indeed job listings Listings per 100,000 1 Boston 675,647 45,150 6,682 2 Washington, D.C. 689,545 42,973 6,232 3 Seattle 737,015 42,678 5,791 4 Austin 1,028,225 58,762 5,715 5 Las Vegas […]

Cornelius brewer offers internship focusing on diversity

April 19. Lost Worlds Brewing has been selected to host an immersive training experience for people of color interested in pursuing careers within the craft brewing industry. Applicants must be 21 or older and available May 23 through July 30. Click here to apply. Email the application to: [email protected] Lost Worlds Brewing is located at […]


Chamber ‘lunch and learn’ on hiring adults with special needs

Donna Frye, an employee of Publix Grocery, is an active member of the Kiwanis Aktion Club. Photo: Lake Norman Chamber April 18. The Lake Norman Chamber will hold a “Lunch n’ Learn” on hiring special need adults Tuesday, April 19 from noon to 1:15 pm at the chamber. The panel discussion features several business owners/managers […]


Financial Independence Group will build $22.3 million campus in Cornelius

April 6. Financial Independence Group will build a state-of-the art corporate campus on a five-acre site on Westmoreland Road. The new $22.3 million campus will be home to Financial Independence Group (FIG) and three of its affiliate companies: Alphastar Capital Management, Barnabas Capital, and Independent Property and Casualty Group. The project will result in the […]

Fidelity adding 500 customer service positions

May 12. Fidelity Investments will add 500 new jobs at a new regional center for its personal investing business. Hiring begins immediately; candidates do not need to be a licensed financial professional to be hired. “We’re increasing the number of customer-facing employees to support not only unprecedented client growth and engagement, but also our associates […]