Dashboards & Data Access Tools
Visualize and interact with North Carolina’s economic and labor market statistics and trends.
D4 - Demand Driven Data Delivery
Star Jobs is a simplified way to identify promising occupations statewide and locally. 1- to 5-stars are assigned based on wages, projected growth rate, and projected job openings. Additional occupation data includes career cluster, education required, and instructional program code (CIP).
Click the links below for Excel files of statewide employment projections to 2030. If you’re looking for regional projections to 2028, click here. Interactive data tables will be available when regional projections are published in late spring 2023.
Find North Carolina businesses by name, industry, occupation, size, and location.
NC Today–LEAD’s monthly summary of North Carolina’s labor and economic data and trends. LEAD’s monthly summary of North Carolina’s labor and economic data and trends.
Regional Labor Market Overviews–Monthly summary of labor market data for each NC workforce development board region
Area Profiles–economic and demographic overviews by county, workforce board area, and prosperity zone. Includes monthly and annual data, updated monthly
Labor Market Trends
Supply-Demand Dashboard–LEAD’s monthly and annual estimates of state and local labor supply (jobseekers) and labor demand (job postings).
NC Unemployment Insurance Claims–monthly breakdown of UI claims by county, race, and gender.
Employer Needs Survey–summary finding from the survey of employers hiring challenges
Business Pulse Survey–monthly summary of employers’ business conditions
Charts and visual displays of state and regional employment projections by industry and occupation.
Occupational Wage Lookup–Use common job titles to search and access detailed OEWS wage data for NC's industries and geographies.
Tools & Publications
NCcareers.org is North Carolina’s premier online resource for students, parents, educators, jobseekers, and career coordinators looking for high quality data, information and tools to help plan and begin their career.
What happens to a student when they graduate? NC TOWER provides aggregated data of employment and education outcomes from graduates of NC’s public universities and community colleges using data from the Common Follow-up System.
Do you have a license for that? Explore occupations and the hundreds of business, occupational, and privilege licenses issued in North Carolina, including how, where, and when to apply.
Career Exploration Guides
The NEW NCcareers Career Exploration Guide, available in print and PDF, is North Carolina’s guide to career clusters, pathways, and occupations to help grow your future.
LEAD Feed Blog
Go beyond the numbers. Access valuable research, information, and insights on the state’s economy and labor market from the Labor & Economic Analysis Division.
How many people live and work in your county? Where are people traveling to and from? Access a Commuting Profile for any of North Carolina’s 100 counties.
LEAD Research Manual
Looking for reliable statistics on North Carolina's communities, economy, or businesses? The Research Manual is your guide to labor market, economic, demographic, and business development data, resources, and tools.
Access map files by workforce development board, prosperity zones, metropolitan statistical areas, metro/micro county designation, or county tier designation.