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! 2017 County Economic Snapshots

The Budget & Tax Center's County Economic Snapshots (released April 2017) 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.

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County Labor Market Watch

New time limits for food assistance are markedly out of step with the economic reality in most North Carolina communities. The latest local labor market data from the end of 2015 show that, with more job seekers than openings in most North Carolina counties, the new three-month time limit expects impoverished North Carolinians to secure work that simply isn’t there to be found.

County Level Data

Prosperity Watch

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