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McCrory Administration Implements Federal Program to Recoup Taxes Owed by Employers
Thursday, May 26, 2016
RALEIGH — The Division of Employment Security (DES) has begun to collect unpaid unemployment insurance taxes from employers through a federal program called the Treasury Offset Program (TOP). read more ...

Governor McCrory Celebrates Grand Opening of Manufacturer Morinaga Co., & Ltd.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Mebane, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory celebrated the grand opening of Morinaga Co. & Ltd. in Mebane today. Morinaga was one of the first companies Governor McCrory met with after entering office to help recruit them to North Carolina. In September 2013, the governor announced the company's plans to create 90 new jobs and invest $48 million in a 120,000 square foot production plant in Orange County. read more ...

North Carolina’s April Employment Figures Released
Friday, May 20, 2016
RALEIGH — The state's seasonally adjusted April unemployment rate was 5.4 percent, decreasing 0.1 of a percentage point from March's revised rate. The national rate remained unchanged at 5.0 percent. read more ...

North Carolina Ranks First in the Nation for Business Competitiveness
Monday, May 02, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory announced today that for the second year in a row, North Carolina ranks first in the nation on a closely watched measurement of state business competitiveness. Site Selection magazine’s 2015 ‘Prosperity Cup’ is awarded based on ten factors of economic performance, including the total number of new and expanded facilities in the state, capital investment and total number of new jobs created. read more ...

North Carolina Attracts Record Visitor Spending
Monday, May 02, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory announced today that North Carolina tourism generated record visitor spending in 2015 with a total of $21.9 billion, a 2.7 percent increase over 2014 which outpaced the national average for growth last year of only 2.1 percent. read more ...

North Carolina’s March County and Area Employment Figures Released
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. — Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in all 100 of North Carolina's counties in March. The March not seasonally adjusted statewide rate was 5.4 percent. read more ...

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