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Top Stories Work September 29th, 2022

Outer Banks, northeastern N.C. unemployment up slightly in August, down more than one percent from 2021

Unemployment rates across North Carolina went up slightly between July and August, including on the Outer Banks, as some jobs started to be scaled back with the end of the high visitor season. But local jobless figures showed a more than one percent improvement from the previous year. Dare and Currituck had the region’s lowest…Read More from Outer Banks, northeastern N.C. unemployment up slightly in August, down more than one percent from 2021

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Top Stories Work September 27th, 2022

Leisure and hospitality industry see biggest gains in North Carolina’s August jobs report

The state’s seasonally adjusted August 2022 unemployment rate was 3.5 percent, increasing 0.1 of a percentage point from July’s revised rate. The national rate increased 0.2 of a percentage point to 3.7 percent. North Carolina’s unemployment rate decreased 1.3 percentage points from a year ago. The number of people employed increased 1,375 over the month…Read More from Leisure and hospitality industry see biggest gains in North Carolina’s August jobs report

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BIZ Top Stories Work September 14th, 2022

Study shows North Carolina one of most popular states with millennials making over $100K

As the growth of North Carolina’s population continues, a new report shows The Old North State is among the most popular with a key demographic. According to the fourth annual report from Smart Asset, North Carolina ranked sixth with 2,048 millennials earning $100,000 or more that have moved to the state. That growth is similar…Read More from Study shows North Carolina one of most popular states with millennials making over $100K

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BIZ Top Stories Work September 13th, 2022

Unemployment drops again in July, Dare County had region’s lowest jobless rate

Unemployment claims in northeastern North Carolina and the Outer Banks took their traditional summer dip in July to their lowest levels since prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, with Dare County having the lowest jobless rate for the month. Average, not seasonally adjusted unemployment in the 12 northeastern counties was at 4 percent in July, down…Read More from Unemployment drops again in July, Dare County had region’s lowest jobless rate

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Top Stories Visitor Economy Work September 7th, 2022

Poll: One in five “laptop-luggers” desire to travel while remote working

A recent Harris Poll shows more than a fifth of those who want to work remote either partially or full time, desire the ability to travel while working remotely. More than two-thirds of these employees consider the requirement to work onsite an outdated practice. According to the Aug. 31 edition of Visit NC Newslink, Deloitte…Read More from Poll: One in five “laptop-luggers” desire to travel while remote working

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Work August 30th, 2022

College of the Albemarle, Northeastern Workforce Development Board awarded Good Jobs Challenge Grant

College of The Albemarle (COA) and the Northeastern Workforce Development Board (NWBD) of the Albemarle Commission are excited to share the recent announcement from Good Jobs Challenge that they have been jointly awarded nearly $2 million, approximately $975,000 and $993,000 respectively, for the development and implementation of short-term training curriculum to support workforce needs related…Read More from College of the Albemarle, Northeastern Workforce Development Board awarded Good Jobs Challenge Grant

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Work August 22nd, 2022

NCWorks office now located at Dare County Administration Building

The new Dare County NCWorks Access Point recently opened in Room 142 of the Dare County Administration Building, located at 954 Marshall C. Collins Drive, Manteo, NC. Space is limited, so in order to receive services in the office, customers must schedule an appointment in advance by calling 252-621-6356 or by sending an email to…Read More from NCWorks office now located at Dare County Administration Building

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Work August 22nd, 2022

Currituck Extension’s Sherry Lynn promoted to Northeast District administrative associate

NC Cooperative Extension in Currituck has announced that administrative assistant Sherry Lynn has been promoted to the position of Northeast District Extension Administrative Associate. In this role, she will provide administrative support to the 22 county Extension centers located throughout Northeast North Carolina. “I have been blessed to serve on the Currituck Extension team for…Read More from Currituck Extension’s Sherry Lynn promoted to Northeast District administrative associate

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BIZ OBX Life Work July 15th, 2022

New report shows Currituck has N.C.’s 4th-highest median family income

Each year, the North Carolina Budget and Tax Center publishes Economic County Snapshots for all 100 of the state’s counties. The 2022 reports were released last week, and include indicators on employment, poverty and income, housing, health, education, and supports for working families — all of which come from a variety of sources. Some of…Read More from New report shows Currituck has N.C.’s 4th-highest median family income