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North Carolina



News Releases:
Feb
21
North Carolina Job Openings and Labor Turnover — December 2023

North Carolina had 295,000 job openings in December 2023, compared to 294,000 in November, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Feb
20
Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization in North Carolina — 2023

In 2023, the broadest measure of labor underutilization, designated U-6, was 6.2 percent in North Carolina.

Feb
16
Fatal Occupational Injuries in North Carolina — 2022

Fatal work injuries totaled 217 in 2022 for North Carolina, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

North Carolina Economy at a Glance:
North Carolina
Data Series Back
Data
July
2023
Aug
2023
Sept
2023
Oct
2023
Nov
2023
Dec
2023

Labor Force Data

Civilian Labor Force(1)

5,231.6 5,246.4 5,264.5 5,272.5 5,277.8 (p)5,279.3

Employment(1)

5,060.2 5,072.8 5,087.9 5,093.1 5,095.6 (p)5,094.0

Unemployment(1)

171.4 173.5 176.6 179.4 182.2 (p)185.3

Unemployment Rate(2)

3.3 3.3 3.4 3.4 3.5 (p)3.5

Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment

Total Nonfarm(3)

4,927.8 4,938.3 4,946.1 4,935.7 4,949.8 (p)4,951.9

12-month % change

2.2 2.3 2.1 1.9 2.2 (p)2.0

Mining and Logging(3)

5.6 5.5 5.6 5.6 5.7 (p)5.6

12-month % change

1.8 -1.8 1.8 0.0 1.8 (p)3.7

Construction(3)

248.6 248.4 247.7 246.4 248.9 (p)248.3

12-month % change

0.4 -0.3 -1.0 -1.3 -0.2 (p)-1.5

Manufacturing(3)

475.6 474.4 473.3 471.2 471.4 (p)471.4

12-month % change

0.3 0.0 -0.4 -1.3 -1.1 (p)-0.8

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities(3)

933.3 936.6 940.1 938.0 935.4 (p)936.2

12-month % change

1.1 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.1 (p)1.2

Information(3)

83.1 84.3 85.9 85.4 84.3 (p)83.3

12-month % change

0.5 1.3 2.9 1.3 -0.2 (p)-1.3

Financial Activities(3)

298.9 297.8 297.3 297.3 299.5 (p)298.7

12-month % change

1.5 0.8 0.3 1.0 1.4 (p)0.9

Professional & Business Services(3)

759.3 759.7 764.4 759.4 764.1 (p)765.2

12-month % change

2.3 1.9 2.0 2.0 3.0 (p)3.1

Education & Health Services(3)

682.9 686.9 691.9 692.1 694.8 (p)696.3

12-month % change

4.4 4.4 4.7 4.9 5.1 (p)5.3

Leisure & Hospitality(3)

534.4 536.8 534.0 535.2 538.6 (p)541.1

12-month % change

6.1 6.2 5.3 4.8 4.2 (p)4.0

Other Services(3)

174.4 174.1 173.6 173.9 173.7 (p)171.6

12-month % change

3.6 3.1 2.3 1.5 0.8 (p)-1.2

Government(3)

731.7 733.8 732.3 731.2 733.4 (p)734.2

12-month % change

1.1 2.2 2.1 2.0 2.3 (p)2.4

Footnotes
(1) Number of persons, in thousands, seasonally adjusted.
(2) In percent, seasonally adjusted.
(3) Number of jobs, in thousands, seasonally adjusted.
(p) Preliminary

Title BLS Subject Product Type Date Published
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Charlotte Area Economic Summary (PDF)
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Raleigh Area Economic Summary (PDF)
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Southeast Consumer Price Index Card Consumer price indexes CPI Summary Feb 2024
Southeast - Labor Force Statistics Employment, Unemployment Table Feb 2024
Consumer Price Index Overview Table – Southeast Consumer price indexes Table Feb 2024
Southeast - Employment Cost Index Benefits, Pay Table Feb 2024
County Employment and Wages in North Carolina — Fourth Quarter 2022 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2023
Virginia Beach Area Employment — May 2023 Employment News Release Jun 2023
Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization in North Carolina — 2023 Unemployment News Release Feb 2024
Minimum Wage Workers in North Carolina – 2016 Employment, Pay News Release May 2017
Occupational Employment and Wages in Greensboro-High Point — May 2022 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2023
Occupational Employment and Wages in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton — May 2022 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2023
Occupational Employment and Wages in Raleigh — May 2022 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2023
Consumer Price Index, South Region — January 2024 Consumer price indexes News Release Feb 2024
Occupational Employment and Wages in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News – May 2022 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2023
Occupational Employment and Wages for Truck Drivers in Selected Metropolitan Areas in the Southeast-May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia — May 2022 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2023
ConsumerPriceIndex_Summary_Southeast (PDF) Consumer price indexes CPI Summary Feb 2024
Fatal Occupational Injuries in North Carolina — 2022 Workplace fatalities News Release Feb 2024
Durham Area Economic Summary (PDF)
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Feb 2024
Winston Area Economic Summary (PDF)
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Feb 2024
Employer-reported workplace injuries and illnesses in North Carolina — 2022 Workplace injuries and illnesses News Release Dec 2023
Occupational Employment and Wages in Winston-Salem — May 2022 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2023
Occupational Employment and Wages in Durham-Chapel Hill — May 2022 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2023
Occupational Employment and Wages for Selected Construction Trades Occupations in North Carolina’s Metropolitan Areas – May 2016 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2017
Occupational Employment and Wages for Selected Engineering Occupations in Selected Southeast Metropolitan Areas – May 2017 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2018
Women’s Earnings in North Carolina — 2022 Pay News Release Feb 2024
Business Employment Dynamics in North Carolina — First Quarter 2023 Employment News Release Nov 2023
Occupational Employment and Wages in Asheville — May 2022 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2023
Occupational Employment and Wages in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach — May 2022 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2023
Occupational Employment and Wages in Wilmington — May 2022 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2023
Occupational Employment and Wages in Fayetteville — May 2022 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2023
Occupational Employment and Wages in Greenville — May 2022 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2023
North Carolina Job Openings and Labor Turnover — December 2023 Employment News Release Feb 2024
Occupational Employment and Wages in Burlington — May 2022 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2023
Occupational Employment and Wages in Rocky Mount — May 2022 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2023