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”