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North Carolina Employment Analysis

( Data Date : May 2017 )

North Carolina Employment Data

North Carolina is located in the Southeast region, and has transitioned from a traditional economy based on tobacco, furniture and textiles, to a global economy that is driven by knowledge-based enterprises. Academic R&D is one of the Tar Heel State’s competitive advantages, concentrated in the Research Triangle region. Most recent job growth has been in the service sector industries, while most job losses have been in the traditional or labor intensive industries, such as manufacturing. (Source: North Carolina Department of Commerce)


State/Metropolitan Employment Data:

North Carolina Unemployment Rate Trends (% change)

  • Compared to national rates, north carolina unemployment rate in May 2017 was higher by 0% than the U.S. rate of 4.3%.

  • Employment information is based on data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

    Graphs and charts are based on monthly data from 2000 to present (BLS reports monthly data a month to six weeks after the close of each month).

    The data MuniNet Guide uses and presents is seasonally adjusted.