County Data on the State of the Economy in NC

This page aims to be a one-stop spot for all your local data needs. As possible, data at the county level will be posted here on a range of issues to help you document economic conditions in your community.

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NEW! County Labor Market Watch

The February labor market figures continue to reveal an uneven economic landscape across North Carolina. While some counties in and around the major urban centers are growing quite well, that is not the story across the entire state. Seventy counties still have fewer jobs than in 2007, employment declined in almost half of the counties from February 2014 through this year, and job seekers outnumber job openings in the overwhelming majority of counties. For more discussion on the February labor market conditions, see this post.

2013-2014 County Economic Snapshots

The Budget and Tax Center's County Economic Snapshots (released May 2015) provide a look at how well counties in North Carolina are faring across key indicators of economic well-being and opportunity—unemployment, poverty, wages and income, housing, health, education, and available supports. Indicators were selected based on several factors including availability, reliability, and consistency as well as what they can tell us about the conditions in the state's 100 counties.

County Level Data

Prosperity Watch

For state level analysis of economic indicators visit the Propserity Watch page.