Greensboro’s economy is recovering from the recession, but the city is lagging behind others in North Carolina.

“The city is experiencing an ongoing recovery. The recovery is relatively fledgling,” said Dr. Keith G. Debbage, UNCG professor of urban development, who wrote the 2014 State of the City Report for Greensboro Partnership, the city’s economic and community development agency.

The report indicates that Greensboro lags behind other North Carolina cities in population growth, median earnings and per capita income, while Guilford County’s overall tax base growth was essentially flat in 2012, the most recent year figures were available.

However, there was some good news. The city moved ahead in its manufacturing work force and also showed job gains in finance, insurance and real estate.

The study was reported by both the News & Record and the Business Journal.