LEAD Analytics

Dashboards & Data Access Tools

Visualize and interact with North Carolina’s economic and labor market statistics and trends.


Star Jobs

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).

Employment Projections

Click the links below for interactive data tables of employment projections to 2030. The tables include data at the statewide and regional level, and can be downloaded as Excel files.

Business Directory

Find North Carolina businesses by name, industry, occupation, size, and location.


Economic Overviews

  • NC TodayLEAD’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 OverviewsMonthly summary of labor market data for each NC workforce development board region.

  • Area ProfilesEconomic and demographic overviews by county, workforce board area, and prosperity zone. Includes monthly and annual data, updated monthly.

Labor Market Trends

Employer Surveys

Employment Projections

Charts and visual displays of state and regional employment projections by industry and occupation.

Workforce System

  • NC Workforce Service Delivery Outcomes
  • North Carolina WARN NoticesInformation on companies that have announced facility closures or mass layoff and filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN notice).

  • NC Reentry Outcome Reporting SystemWhat happens to people after they leave our state’s prison system? The North Carolina Reentry Outcome Reporting System (NC RORS) provides aggregated information on the outcomes of formerly incarcerated individuals using data from the Common Follow-up System.

Wages & Staffing Patterns

  • Occupational Wage LookupUse common job titles to search and access detailed OEWS wage data for NC's industries and geographies.

  • OEWS Staffing PatternsBreakdowns of statewide industry employment by occupation and occupational employment by industry.


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.

Commuting Profiles

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.


Subscribe to LEAD’s two monthly newsletters. NC’s Economy in Numbers looks at the latest state economic data and insights. The LEADing News provides county-level unemployment rates and highlights products, data, research, and news from LEAD.

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