WRAL: Real Jobs attacks on behalf of Republican candidates

By Mark Binker October 8, 2012 Real Jobs NC, the outside spending group linked to Republican causes, has let loose its first volley of ads in television races. You can see many of them on the group’s YouTube channel. A … Continue reading

WRAL: Real Jobs getting ready to launch first round of 2012 ads

By Mark Binker Published: 2012-09-17 Real Jobs NC, a 527 group that spent heavily to aid Republicans in 2010s legislative elections, will begin airing ads and sending mailers this month, according to its executive director. “We’ll also being doing some … Continue reading

Civitas: Number of Unemployed in North Carolina Tripled Since 2000

Brian Balfour |  September 28, 2010 Over the last decade, the number of North Carolinians in the unemployment line almost tripled, increasing by nearly 300,000. At the same time, the state was a net loser of private sector jobs, with … Continue reading

WRAL: First time jobless claims rise to 465,000

September 23, 2010 WASHINGTON — First-time requests for unemployment benefits rose unexpectedly to 465,000. That total is an increase of 12,000, which had been revised upward by 3,000 to 453,000, from last week. The Labor Department says initial claims for … Continue reading

Charlotte Observer: Companies add 67K workers, but jobless rate rises

Friday, Sep. 03, 2010 By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON Private employers hired more workers over the past three months than first thought, a glimmer of hope for the weak economy ahead of the Labor Day weekend. But … Continue reading

Bloomberg: Construction Spending in U.S. Fell Twice as Much as Forecast

Reprinted from Bloomberg by Shobahana Chandra Sept. 1 (Bloomberg) — Construction spending in July fell twice as much as forecast, led by a slump in homebuilding that will depress U.S. economic growth. The 1 percent drop brought spending to $805.2 … Continue reading

RTT News: Private Sector Employment Unexpectedly Shows Modest Drop In August

Reprinted from RTT News by RTT Staff Writer 9/1/2010 9:02 AM ET (RTTNews) - In a report likely to add to recent concerns about the outlook for the labor market, payroll processor Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) said Wednesday that private … Continue reading

WSJ: After Crises, Slow Income Growth and High Unemployment

Reprinted from The Wall Street Journal blog: Real Time Economics by Jon Hilsenrath August 27, 2010, 10:30 AM ET – Economists Vincent and Carmen Reinhart offer a grim tour of the economic landscape after financial crises — one plagued by … Continue reading

Heritage Employment Report: July Jobs Scarce

Reprinted from The Heritage Foundation by Rea Hederman, Jr. and James Sherk August 6, 2010 – The Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that, during July, the unemployment rate was unchanged at 9.5 percent and 131,000 job opportunities were lost. However, … Continue reading

BLS: North Carolina lost 133,000 private-sector jobs in 2000s

Reprinted from Triangle Business Journal By G. Scott Thomas North Carolina is among 33 states that have fewer private-sector jobs today than they did 10 years ago, according to new figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. North Carolina … Continue reading