job growth http://wfae.org en Small Towns Left Behind In N.C. Recovery http://wfae.org/post/small-towns-left-behind-nc-recovery <p>Almost all North Carolina counties have a lower unemployment rate than they did a year ago. But the latest job numbers show that the state’s economic recovery is much more concentrated than that.</p><p>Here’s a simple theory to explain job growth: do you live near an interstate?</p><p>"Most of the improvements in the state’s unemployment rate are coming along the I-40 and the I-85, I-95 corridors," said Allan Freyer, an analyst for the N.C. Budget and Tax Center.</p><p>Freyer said big cities off the interstates are the only places really recovering in North Carolina.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 25 Aug 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Michael Tomsic 3766 at http://wfae.org Small Towns Left Behind In N.C. Recovery