Unemployment Rate by Year1


Employment and Wages by Industry2

Year Industry Sector Establishments Employment Avg. Wage (Weekly)
2016 Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting 24 178 $630.74
2016 Mining * * *
2016 Utilities * * *
2016 Construction 306 2,045 $700.16
2016 Manufacturing 51 999 $722.63
2016 Wholesale Trade 96 402 $902.71
2016 Retail Trade 551 10,953 $489.01
2016 Transportation and Warehousing 72 1,005 $740.71
2016 Information 30 371 $694.63
2016 Finance and Insurance 127 930 $891.51
2016 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 198 796 $527.41
2016 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 303 1,551 $879.81
2016 Management of Companies and Enterprises 9 251 $817.00
2016 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services 214 3,905 $509.96
2016 Educational Services 128 5,208 $678.70
2016 Health Care and Social Assistance 267 5,595 $783.80
2016 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 37 412 $306.16
2016 Accommodation and Food Services 376 7,728 $300.99
2016 Other Services (except Public Administration) 262 1,169 $456.13
2016 Public Administration 32 4,636 $986.84


Labor Force2

Year Labor Force Employed Unemployed
2010 63,720 58,449 5,271
2011 62,870 57,861 5,009
2012 64,676 59,760 4,916
2013 63,551 59,559 3,992
2014 64,253 60,614 3,639
2015 64,159 60,316 3,843
2016 65,237 61,737 3,500



Source data
1: NC Dept. of Commerce, Division of Employment Security
2: NC Dept. of Commerce. Labor and Economic Analysis Division