Map Shows Sluggish Economic Recovery for North Carolina Counties

Jan 14, 2015


A new report shows counties across the US and the state have shown economic progress, but recovery is sluggish.

The National Association of Counties’ interactive map shows economic recovery state by state and county by county.

Only about 20 of North Carolina’s 100 counties have somewhat recovered since the recession.

NC State Economist Mike Walden says it’s no surprise counties like Wake, Durham and Mecklenburg are on the list.

“The urbanized counties have tended to do better.  The .. counties have tended not to do as well," said Walden.

The national county tracker looks at four economic performance indicators - gross domestic Produce (GDP), unemployment rates, employment and home prices.