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North Carolina’s small cities continue to suffer from high unemployment

According to new labor market data from the NC Employment Security Commission, North Carolina’s small cities— defined by the U.S. Census Bureau as “micropolitan regions” consisting of 10,000 to 50,000 people centered around an urban core—have unemployment rates significantly higher than the state’s.  These new numbers suggest that North Carolina’s sputtering economy is leaving these small cities largely behind.

See the newest edition of ProsperityWatch for more details.

[Post author: Allan Freyer]

One Comment

  1. Eunice

    September 27, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Unfortunately, many of our smaller towns will become ghost towns in the near future. Young folks are leaving , and the population is getting old.