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According to 2016 census estimates, there are approximately 5.2 million women in North Carolina, who make up 51% of the state’s population. Slightly more than 57% of women in North Carolina are in the labor force. A new state government publication released in 2018 examines the economic progress of women in North Carolina. The report, Status of Women in North Carolina: Employment and Earnings, was published by the North Carolina Department of Administration’s Council for Women and Youth Involvement. The Council on Women’s mission is to advise the Governor, the legislature and state agencies on the issues impacting women in North Carolina. This report is the first in a series of four planned publications from the council on the status of women in North Carolina. Though some progress has been made, the gender wage gap for women still needs improvement. 

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The State Government Publications Collection consists of thousands of born-digital and digitized, full-text documents from 32 of North Carolina’s state agencies. As state agencies publish new documents year-round, new material is added weekly to the collection, so be on the lookout for newly published materials! The collections’ holdings span from documents published in 1817 all the way to the past month in our current year.

Many of the documents in the collection are born-digital, meaning that they were originally created in a digital format. Born-digital documents have existed for about the past 15-20 years. Older documents originally published in print, often from before 20 years ago, have been digitized and added to the collection.

 

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More than 80,000 state employees work diligently for the State of North Carolina in 178 different state agencies. When the COVID-19 pandemic reached North Carolina, many state employees found themselves working in drastically different situations and environments, many even teleworking from home. Here at the Government & Heritage Library (GHL), we understand the importance of having accessible resources available to help you provide the best service to the public in these trying times. To assist with the research endeavors state employees across North Carolina engage in to help keep our great state running, the GHL is proud to announce the State Employee Research Guide (https://statelibrary.ncdcr.libguides.com/stateemployees)!

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Labor Day is coming up.  Labor Day has been a national holiday for over a hundred years.  Congress made the first Monday in September a legal holiday in 1894.  It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

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