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Charlotte, Raleigh, and Greensboro dominate North Carolina’s post-recession job growth

Last month’s local area unemployment report contained some good news and some bad news for communities across North Carolina.  The good news: unemployment rates have dropped in 91 counties since June of last year, suggesting some improvement in the jobs picture.  The bad news:  most of the long-term job gains since the end of the Great Recession have been concentrated in just a few of North Carolina’s largest metro areas, namely Charlotte, Raleigh, and Greensboro.  Rural North Carolina is being left behind.  See the newest issue of Prosperity Watch for details.

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  1. Trenchpress

    August 2, 2012 at 11:56 am

    The Real U.S. Unemployment Rate: 22% – Not 8.2%, hyperinflation on track for 2014
    http://trenchpress.com/?p=12406

    Also, it does not matter who wins as president, since the numbers will still be around 20%.

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