WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. unemployment rate — now just 5.1 percent — grabs a lot of the attention each month when the government issues its jobs data. Yet the rate doesn’t come close to sketching a full picture of ...
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North Carolina lost more than 2,000 construction jobs from January to February, more than all but 10 states, according to a report from the Associated General Contractors of America, based on numbers from the Department of Labor. The Labor Department ...Read More »
Gov. Pat McCrory says a pair of 24-year-old campaign staffers landed senior-level jobs in his administration because they were the most qualified applicants, beating out older candidates. But the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, where Matthew McKillip and Ricky Diaz got big promotions and raises after only a few weeks of government service, has been unable to provide any evidence their positions were ever advertised to other potential applicants or that other candidates were considered.Read More »
In more grim news for Charlotte’s construction industry, construction, mining and logging employment fell 4 percent in August from the same month a year ago, according to a report this week from the Associated General Contractors of America. That meant ...Read More »