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Prosperity Watch: Climbing jobs deficit presents clear need for policy solutions

We are entering a season of intense debate over the challenges facing North Carolina.  As discussed in the latest issue of Prosperity Watch, the new jobs numbers released by the NC Division of Employment Security last week confirmed what North Carolina’s workers have known from first-hand experience—the state is just not experiencing enough job creation to keep pace with the demands of its growing population. Dealing with this problem is one of the defining challenges of our time and presents a clear call for concrete policy solutions.  For more details, visit Prosperity Watch.

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