The changing economy
The U.S. Census Bureau released an infographic today on how America's employment picture changed from 1997 to 2012. It's part of the economic census, released every five years. The most glaring takeaway: the health-care and social-assistance sector now employs more people than any other segment. Fifteen years ago, manufacturing was the U.S.'s leading employer. A similar trend has occured in North Carolina, as outlined by Senior Contributing Editor Edward Martin in our February issue.