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North Carolina’s job creation struggles to keep up

Last week’s report [1]that North Carolina’s unemployment rate increased to 9.6 percent last month is just the tip of the iceberg. Not only has the state’s labor market struggled over the past three years to replace all the jobs lost to the Great Recession, the rate of job creation is being outpaced by population growth, driving North Carolina’s jobs deficit higher last month.  See this week’s Prosperity Watch [2]for details.