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From Wells Fargo Media

“North Carolina posted the third largest employment gain in the nation during January. Gains were fairly broad based but were clearly led by a spurt of hiring in state and local government and the hospitality sector.”

“The year-to-year non-seasonally adjusted data likely provide a better assessment of North Carolina’s labor market. The data show overall employment rising 2.3 percent year to year, with every key industry adding jobs. The largest employment gains continue to be in professional & business services, which added 23,600 jobs over the past year. Hiring in trade, transportation & utilities was close behind, with a gain of 22,300 jobs, while the leisure & hospitality sector added 13,500 jobs. Construction is another notable standout, with 10,600 new jobs, and manufacturers added 3,500 jobs over the past year.”

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