All posts in Jobs and the Economy

  • A quick look at unemployment rates in April across the North Carolina mountains. Map section courtesy of the N.C. Department of Commerce
    18 WNC counties post decreases in unemployment
    May 30, 2014, Comments Off

    Still, with the statewide unemployment rate for the month at 6 percent, most of the region had higher-than-average unemployment, according to new data released by state employment officials this week.

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    BorgWarner plans to add 63 jobs in Buncombe County
    May 8, 2014, Comments Off

    BorgWarner Turbo Systems is expanding its North Carolina manufacturing operations in Buncombe County. The company plans to create 63 jobs and invest more than $32 million over the next three years in Arden.

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    EBCI, Lambert growing Cherokee County’s Valley River Casino
    April 28, 2014, Comments Off

    When it comes to gambling in Western North Carolina, the landscape is shifting -- one tribal and casino leaders are betting will have a hard-to-ignore impact on the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, not to mention the job and economic hands ...