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Future Work(ers)

By on 9.7.16 in Economic Data

“How can we prepare today to create enough good jobs for tomorrow?” was the question posed by NC State’s Institute for Emerging Issues during their summer FutureWork Prosperity Tour. This tour—and the preceding FutureWork conference—focused on the combined impacts of anticipated technological change and demographic shifts. Today’s post highlights some of the projected impacts of demographic change on the state’s workforce. Projected employment growth will exceed working age population growth. Between 2012 and 2022, North…

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Economic Data Resources

By on 9.28.15 in Economic Data

At Carolina Demography, we don’t just answer questions about basic demographics. We also regularly field questions from individuals and organizations about economic data availability, usage, and interpretation. We discussed demographic data resources in this post; here’s our guide to key data resources for information about the economic well-being of North Carolina residents and labor force details. Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) SAIPE are produced annually for school districts, counties, and states. The main…

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NC in Focus: Labor Day

By on 8.28.14 in Economic Data

In celebration of Labor Day, a national holiday created to recognize the social and economic achievements of American workers, here's a quick look at some data about North Carolina's labor force. 4.7 million North Carolinians 16 and over were in the civilian labor force in 2013. Among wage and salary employees working in non-farm establishments, nearly a quarter (22.5%) were employed in one of these 10 occupations in 2013: 117,000 North Carolina employees were members…

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