NC Hiring Numbers are Up

Hiring Numbers Up In April

By HPW on May 03, 2013 11:24 am

via CNN Money

Good news continues in the jobs market; new reports show job growth was stronger than initially reported at the beginning of the year and April’s hiring numbers exceeded expectations. Numbers were revised upwards for the first few months of the year and employers added 165,000 jobs in April, which was a marked improvement over March. The unemployment rate fell to 7.5%. While that number is still relatively high when compared to pre-recession rates, it has been steadily dropping. To read more on these new numbers visit CNN Money.
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Jobless Claims Down

By HPW on May 03, 2013 06:19 am

According to a new report from the Labor Department, jobless claims have fallen to their lowest levels in five years, signaling fewer layoffs. The report marks the lowest levels of first-time claims for unemployment benefits since January 2008. Analysts consider these reports good indicators of layoff activity and the general U.S. job market, and the numbers are now back at pre-recession levels. While employers are still slow to hire new employees, there is still modest and steady growth in hiring. To read more visit CNN Money.
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North Carolina’s Unemployment Rate Falls

By HPW on May 02, 2013 02:46 pm


The unemployment rate for March dropped in 99 of North Carolina’s 100 counties. The unemployment rate was down in the Triangle, falling from 7.5% in February to 7.1% in March, while Wake County’s rate fell to 6.9%. Orange County logged the state’s lowest unemployment rate in March at 5.6%. To read more visit