Economy

April 23, 2009

Charlotte has mixed outlook for bank jobs

February was brutal for bank workers as the Charlotte area shed 2,900 finance and insurance jobs – a loss nearly triple the size of any suffered before. But preliminary data for March indicates a calm, with finance jobs in the region essentially flat. That stark contrast, along with interviews with more than a dozen industry experts, suggest the future of "banktown" jobs lies somewhere between wholesale slaughter and a sudden rebound.

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