•   3/31/2017 12/31/2016 9/30/2016
           
    NC Labor Force 1 4,919,021 4,912,401 4,838,651
           
    NC Employed 1 4,669,862 4,668,736 4,600,832
           
    NC Unemployment Rate 1 5.1% 5.0% 4.9%
            
    Rowan Labor Force 1 66,293 66,226 65,126
                          
    Rowan Employed 1 62,790 62,700 61,575
           
    Rowan Unemployment Rate 1 5.3% 5.3% 5.4%
           
    Rowan Taxable Sales 2  $107,951,446 $101,429,921 $104,231,717
           
    Rowan Homes Sold (total for quarter) 3 85 108 102
           
    Average Sale Price for Homes Sold 3 $151,149 $156,946 $146,126
           
    Rowan Building Permits Issued (total for quarter) 4 234 219 227
           
    Total Value of Building Permits Issued 4 $38,166,766 $33,908,248 $32,392,668
           
    Sources:      
    1  NC Employment Security Commission            2  NC Department of Revenue       3 Salisbury/Rowan Assoc. of Realtors       4  Rowan County Inspection Office