By the numbers North Carolina’s growth slowed from 9th rank in the country from 4th in 2008.
The top ten highest growth states in the US for 2009 held some surprises to me. With the high rate of foreclosures in Florida, the population growth was a surprise. According to anecdotal sources, homes are beginning to sell again since the over-inflated prices have dropped.
- North Carolina
- New York
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When you look at the numbers behind the ranking, several significant trends emerge. The labor force has increased over 100,000 since 1999. Low unemployment prevailed through 2001. Personalizing the numbers, over 40,000 individuals are without jobs.
The impact of high unemployment touches retail, relocation, foreclosures and home purchases.
- Raleigh-Cary MSA – Economy at a Glance data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- High growth States map by the News and Observer
NOTE: Regional and State Employment and Unemployment: December 2009 is scheduled to be issued on Friday, January 22, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.