Economy

Find the story in the numbers. See below to explore facts about the Economy in the Charlotte region. See how the region's counties compare to one another and how the metro area compares to peers around the country.

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  • Women and the Great Recession- Fourth Quarterly Report

    This report analyzes how women fared in the workplace at the national level after the Great Recession, which ended in June 2009, compared to their status before it began. This report also compares women to their male counterparts before and after the recession in terms of total job growth, job growth in the public sector, and wages earned.
  • Jetpool LLC leaders (left to right) Eric Legvold, Director of Operations, Ryan Stone, CEO and Paul Sameit, President

    Survey finds uptick in business optimism

    The first quarter 2012 Charlotte Business Confidence Index report, released Jan. 3, shows Mecklenburg County business leaders' optimism about economic prospects in the first quarter improved compared to their expectations for the fourth quarter 2011. The overall index value of 54.6, an increase of 8.3 points compared to the fourth quarter, returned to a positive outlook on business confidence, after posting negative expectations for the first time in the fourth quarter.
  • 2010 ACS data provide a wealth of new information about the Charlotte region

    After the initial windfall of data from the 2010 Census that was followed by media outlets all over the country, the next wave of Census data is upon us. In this new age of the American Community Survey, we now get considerable data more often than every 10 years.
  • Charlotte region joblessness: The big, and painful, picture

    The regular announcements of unemployment numbers tend to focus on short-term changes and specific locations. It can be challenging to make sense of trends in unemployment over longer periods or between geographical regions. How is the Charlotte region holding up in this important measure? The answer: not well. The June release of N.C. Employment Security Commission (NCESC) data shows widespread increases in unemployment across the state.