North Carolina continues to struggle to create jobs and grow the economy in a way that will improve the lives of working families in the state. More than five years after the Great Recession officially ended, the jobs that are being created pay low wages, and the increased productivity of workers is not being rewarded with higher pay. The concentration of job growth has also meant many communities are being bypassed by the economic recovery. North Carolina’s economy is stuck and many of its workers–especially those in rural communities and communities of color–are suffering. To turn things around, policymakers must make the sort of investments, particularly in education, which will lay the foundation for economic revival and long-term prosperity.
State of Working North Carolina 2014
State of Working North Carolina 2013
State of Working North Carolina 2012
State of Working North Carolina 2011