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.
Here’s a simple theory to explain job growth: do you live near an interstate?
"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.
Freyer said big cities off the interstates are the only places really recovering in North Carolina.