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

Last month’s local area unemployment report [1]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 [2]for details.