North Carolina Lowers Unemployment to 16-Year Best, Adds Third-Most Jobs in Nation

Raleigh, N.C. — North Carolina’s unemployment rate tied its lowest level in 16 years in May, dropping 0.2  points to 4.5% according to figures released by the state Department of Commerce on Friday.

North Carolina had the country’s third-highest jobs increase in May, adding nearly 19,000 over the previous month. The state has added more than 69,000 jobs in the past year.

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Speaker Moore Congratulates UNC’s Sharpless on Appointment to Lead NCI

Raleigh, N.C.  – North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) congratulated Norman E. (Ned) Sharpless, MD, director of the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, for his impending appointment as the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) director by President Donald J. Trump.  Continue reading “Speaker Moore Congratulates UNC’s Sharpless on Appointment to Lead NCI”

Speaker Praises Competitive Energy Solutions Legislation

Raleigh, N.C. –North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore released a statement Monday praising the Competitive Energy Solutions proposal expected to be considered by House lawmakers this week, providing details of a plan to modernize state policy, protect ratepayers with competitive costs and encourage the continued development of diverse energy sources statewide.  Continue reading “Speaker Praises Competitive Energy Solutions Legislation”

Historic Tax Relief and Investments Pass House 82-34 in Bipartisan Budget

Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina House of Representatives voted 82-34 to support historic tax relief and state government investments on Thursday, approving a bipartisan 2017 budget that proposes record savings in the state’s rainy day reserves, a fourth consecutive year of teacher pay raises and an increased zero-tax bracket three times higher than last decade.  Continue reading “Historic Tax Relief and Investments Pass House 82-34 in Bipartisan Budget”