Unemployment Rate by Year1


Employment and Wages by Industry2

Industry Sector Establishments Employment Avg. Wage (Weekly)
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting 24 178 $630.74
Mining * * *
Utilities * * *
Construction 306 2,045 $700.16
Manufacturing 51 999 $722.63
Wholesale Trade 96 402 $902.71
Retail Trade 551 10,953 $489.01
Transportation and Warehousing 72 1,005 $740.71
Information 30 371 $694.63
Finance and Insurance 127 930 $891.51
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 198 796 $527.41
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 303 1,551 $879.81
Management of Companies and Enterprises 9 251 $817.00
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services 214 3,905 $509.96
Educational Services 128 5,208 $678.70
Health Care and Social Assistance 267 5,595 $783.80
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 37 412 $306.16
Accommodation and Food Services 376 7,728 $300.99
Other Services (except Public Administration) 262 1,169 $456.13
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
2017 64,582 61,641 2,941

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