Tag Archives: Great Recession

NC in Focus: Homeownership Rates, 1976-2014

In the past few years, there have been many articles about declining home ownership. Nationally, the March Current Population Survey (CPS) shows that homeownership peaked at 69.2% of households in 2005 and has declined steadily since then. In the most … Continue reading

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NC Birth Trends in 5 Graphs

1) Total births are not rebounding to 2007 levels. North Carolina births peaked in 2007, with nearly 131,000 babies born to North Carolina residents. Since then, total births have steadily declined. In 2013, 119,000 babies were born, a decline of … Continue reading

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NC in Focus: Long-Term Unemployment

“One of the defining features of the Great Recession and not-so-great recovery has been the surge in long-term unemployment… Analysts have advanced several explanations for the persistence of long-term unemployment: an unintended consequence of extending jobless benefits; a mismatch between the skills unemployed workers … Continue reading

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