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

Here are the numbers by county for local labor market data. 

County Level Data

Prosperity Watch

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