The Budget & Tax Center has released its annual county by county data report that lists key economic and social indicators at the county level in North Carolina.

The Budget & Tax Center‘s Economic Snapshots provide a look at how well counties in North Carolina are faring across key indicators of economic well-being and opportunity.

Watauga County's profile indicated the county’s unemployment rate has gone from 3.5% to 3.3% in the last year, 45% of residents are low-income, defined as making $49,200 or less for a family of four. Rent was unaffordable for 63.7% of renters, 9.4% did not have health insurance.

Ashe County's snapshot shows the unemployment rate has gone from 3.7% to 3.5%, 39.4% of residents are low income, rent was unaffordable for 46.5%, and 13.9% did not have health insurance.

Avery County's snapshot shows the unemployment rate has gone from 4% to 3.6%, 44.9% of residents are low income, rent was unaffordable for 57.4% of renters, and 16.3% did not have health insurance.

The full report and additional indicators can be found online at NCJustice.org.