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

Posted By Allan Freyer On August 2, 2012 @ 10:57 am In NC Budget and Tax Center | Comments Disabled

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.


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[1] local area unemployment report : http://www.ncesc1.com/PMI/Rates/PressReleases/County/NR_June2012CountyRateRelease_M.pdf

[2] Prosperity Watch : http://www.ncjustice.org/?q=node/880

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