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States having the quickest recovery of unemployment claims

Feb. 6. New unemployment claims decreased slightly week-over-week on Jan. 23 amid high inflation and the threat of a recession. WalletHub released updated rankings for the States Where Unemployment Claims Are Decreasing the Most.  NC placed in the middle range at 22nd in the ranking of states where unemployment claims are decreasing the most. Kentucky […]

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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 […]

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Unemployment data from NC Dept. of Commerce, WalletHub

Dec. 2. For the week of Nov. 21, new unemployment claims in North Carolina were 35.95 percent lower than in the previous week, according to WalletHub’s updated rankings for the States Where Unemployment Claims Are Decreasing the Most. But new data released yesterday by the NC Dept. of Commerce is not as rosy. Unemployment rates […]

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Survey looks at changes in jobless rates among states

Oct. 25. September’s jobs report showed a slowdown in growth. The economy gained 263,000 non-farm payroll jobs, down from 315,000 the previous month. In September, there were notable gains in sectors including health care and leisure and hospitality. Now, the U.S. unemployment rate sits at 3.5%, down from the nearly historic high of 14.7 percent […]


Wells Fargo predicts strong 3Q rebound

June 15. The US Dept. of Labor’s most recent Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims data shows advance claims of more than 1.5 million during the week ended June 6. The numbers show initial claims have begun to decline, but they remain elevated above historic levels. The four-week moving average: Just over 2 million. Jobless claims declined […]