MEDIA ADVISORY: State of Working North Carolina report released Friday

MEDIA ADVISORY: State of Working North Carolina report released Friday
The NC Budget & Tax Center’s annual examination of labor market conditions will contain data and analysis critical to understand NC’s economic situation

WHAT: State of Working North Carolina labor market report
WHEN: Friday, Sep. 2, 10 a.m.
WHERE: Released at www.ncjustice.org

RALEIGH (Sep. 2, 2011) -- North Carolina’s workers produce, earn and spend in the state’s economy, and their well-being is requisite for a strong economic recovery. However, as North Carolina policymakers try to set the state on a path of economic growth, they often ignore the primary role workers play in a successful economy.

A report released Friday will contain all the information reporters need about how workers are faring in North Carolina today. The NC Budget & Tax Center, a non-partisan anti-poverty research group, will release “The State of Working North Carolina” on Friday morning, Sep. 2 at 10 a.m.

This 2011 State of Working North Carolina report describes the status of the state’s workers with a particular focus on labor-market conditions, earnings and income and their connection to the sound function of the state’s economy.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Alexandra Forter Sirota, director, NC Budget & Tax Center,alexandra@ncjustice.org, 919.861.1468; Jeff Shaw, director of communications, NC Justice Center, jeff@ncjustice.org, 503.551.3615 (mobile).

The N.C. Budget and Tax Center--a project of the N.C. Justice Center-- seeks to create economic opportunity and shared prosperity for all North Carolinians through non-partisan research, education and advocacy on budget, tax and economic issues.