Mike Walden http://wunc.org en Triangle Economic Outlook Continues To Shine In 2014 http://wunc.org/post/triangle-economic-outlook-continues-shine-2014 <p></p><p></p><p>The Economic Outlook for the Triangle continues to outpace the rest of the state.</p><p>The combined jobless rate for the Raleigh-Durham-Cary statistical area is 5.5 percent, according to the North Carolina Department of Commerce.&nbsp; (By comparison, one year ago, the unemployment rate was almost two points higher. )</p><p>Here's the breakdown from N.C. State Economist Mike Walden. He expects final numbers will show the following:</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 12:38:31 +0000 Leoneda Inge 28650 at http://wunc.org Triangle Economic Outlook Continues To Shine In 2014 North Carolina Gaining On Jobs Front http://wunc.org/post/north-carolina-gaining-jobs-front <p></p><p></p><p>North Carolina’s jobless rate may not be anything to cheer about, but the state’s job growth is getting some applause.&nbsp;</p><p>The state’s <a href="http://www.ncesc1.com/PMI/Rates/PressReleases/State/NR_Jan_2013_StRate_M1.pdf">unemployment rate</a> was 9.5 percent in January.&nbsp; It's one of the highest in the nation, hovering hovered around that amount for the past year. The national rate sits at 7.9 percent.</p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 11:03:01 +0000 Leoneda Inge 12249 at http://wunc.org North Carolina Gaining On Jobs Front