Total Labor Force (2018)

4,987,296

Total Population

10,383,620

Population Rank Among States

9th

American Community Survey, 2013-2017

Public School Spending Per Student

$9,931

Rank Among States

47th

U.S. Census Bureau, May 2020

Statewide Unemployment Rate (2018)

3.9%

Rank Among States

26th (tied)

BLS, Local Area Unemployment Statistics
State Workforce Board

Workforce Development Board

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State Workforce Plan

Local Workforce Boards

Cape Fear Workforce Development Consortium Board

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Capital Area Workforce Development Board

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Centralina Workforce Development Board

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CharlotteWorks Workforce Development Board

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Cumberland County Workforce Development Board

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DavidsonWorks Workforce Development Board

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Durham Workforce Development Board

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Eastern Carolina Workforce Development Board, Inc.

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Gaston Workforce Development Board

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Guilford County Workforce Development Board

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High Country Workforce Development Board

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Kerr-Tar Workforce Development Board

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Lumber River Workforce Development Board

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Mountain Area Workforce Development Board

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Northeastern Workforce Development Board Youth Council

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Piedmont Triad Regional Workforce Development Board

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Region C Workforce Development Board

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Region Q Workforce Development Board

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Regional Partnership Workforce Development Board

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Southwestern Workforce Development Board

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Triangle South Workforce Development Board

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Turning Point Workforce Development Board

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Western Piedmont Workforce Development Board

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North Carolina Department of Commerce

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NCWorks

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WIOA Funding

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Labor Force Data

*United States Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance National Data, 2018 Non-seasonally adjusted

North Carolina National
Year-over Annual Job Growth
1.9%
1.7%
Year-over Average Wage Growth
5.8%
3.3%
Annual Average Unemployment Rate
3.9%
3.9%
Unemployment Exhaustion Rate
46.9%
34.6%
Annual Labor Participation Rate
61.2%
62.9%

Education Levels

*Ages 25 and Older according to the American Community Survey (ACS) educational attainment data.

Less than high school (7.3% North Carolina | 12.0% National)
7.3%
12%
High school (22.6% North Carolina | 27.1% National)
22.6%
27.1%
Some college/Associate Degree (29.7% North Carolina | 28.9% National)
29.7%
28.9%
Bachelor's degree or greater (40.4% North Carolina | 32.0% National)
40.4%
32%

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