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State's Unemployment Falls Below National Rate

August 19, 2016
The state’s unemployment rate fell to 4.7 percent in July and for the first time in more than a year, is below the national rate which is at at 4.9 percent. North Carolina’s July 2016 unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage point lower than a year ago. The number of people employed…

PPP - Governor's Race A Toss Up

August 10, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. – PPP's newest North Carolina poll continues to find close races for all the major statewide office. In the Governor's race Roy Cooper has a slight advantage with 43% to 42% for Pat McCrory, and 4% for Libertarian Lon Cecil. The poll's margin of error is +/- 3.4%.…

400 Jobs Headed To Triad

August 22, 2016
HAECO Americas aerospace operations at Piedmont Triad International Airport will bring 400 new jobs and $41 million in investments to the state by 2018. “I’m proud to help break ground on this major project, which will create 400 new jobs right here in the Triad,” said Governor…

Federal 's Judge Blocks Obama's Transgender Bathroom Rules Based on "Idenity"

August 22, 2016
A federal judge in Texas has blocked the Obama administration's order that requires public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms based on their gender identity and not biology. U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor issued an injunction that ruled Title IX…

State HR Director Steps Down To Pursue Post at Gardner-Webb

August 23, 2016
Governor Pat McCrory announced today that C. Neal Alexander is stepping down effective August 31 as State Human Resources Director to pursue a role at Gardner-Webb University, his college alma-mater. “Neal has been an instrumental part of our efforts to modernize the way state government…
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