Monday numbers

Monday numbers

41—percentage of North Carolina municipalities that experienced a population decline from 2010 to 2016 (“Examining Decline in North Carolina’s Municipalities,” Carolina Demography at the Carolina Population Center at UNC-Chapel Hill, July 5, 2017)

35—percentage of North Carolina municipalities that experienced growth lower than 6.4 percent, the overall state growth rate since 2010 (Ibid)

10—number of the top 10 municipalities with the greatest percentage declines from 2010-2016 that are in Bertie, Northampton or Washington counties (Ibid)

28—number of counties in North Carolina with unemployment rates higher than the state average (“Latest labor market data shows uneven recovery continues, N.C. Budget & Tax Center, June 28, 2017)

23—number of counties in North Carolina with unemployment rates higher than the state average that are in North Carolina (Ibid)

22—number of counties in North Carolina with unemployment rates higher than before the Great Recession (Ibid)

8—number of counties in the state with unemployment rates higher than before the Great Recession that are in eastern North Carolina (Ibid)

7.2—percentage decline in the labor force of Rocky Mount since December of 2007 (Ibid)

60—number of counties in North Carolina that had a decrease in the number of employed people from December 2007 to August 2016 (“County Data on the State of the Economy in NC, N.C. Budget & Tax Center, April 2017)

6—percentage increase in middle-class jobs in the United States between 2001 and 2015 (“Economist: Middle-class wage crunch worse in North Carolina, Associated Press, July 5. 2017)

5—percentage decline in middle-class jobs in North Carolina between 2001 and 2015 (Ibid)

25—increase in high and low paying jobs in North Carolina between 2001 and 2015 (Ibid)

3—number of times faster than the rest of the country that the number of and high and low paying jobs increased in North Carolina from 2001 to 2015 (Ibid)