North Carolina Monthly Employment Statistics
- 4,885,696 employed workers
- 212,072 unemployed workers
- 4.2% unemployment rate
The total employment for North Carolina is 4,572,200, which is 10,500 greater than last month, an increase of 0.23%. The total employment a year ago was 4,496,500, which is 75,700 lower than today. Employment has increased by 1.68% in the last year. Last months' total employment data was updated but changed less than 0.05%, a fairly insignificant amount. Last months total employment was revised to 4,562 from 4,562.
The Trade, Transport and Utilities sectors are the leading employers in North Carolina. There are 858,200 employees in the sector. Last month the sector had 855,100 employees last month, an increase of 3,100 (0.36%). Last year the sector had 832,600 employees last year, an increase of 25,600 (3.07%).
The chart below illustrates the total monthly employment:
In the month of July, 2019 the average hours worked was 40.6, this was a decrease from last month, which averaged 41.7 hours. This represents a change of 2.6%. Average hourly wages for the month were $18.39 per hour, which translates to $746.63 per week. Hourly wages increased over the last month from $18.30 per hour an increase of 0.5%. Weekly wages decreased over the last month from $763.11 per week a decrease of 2.2%.
A year ago, the average hours worked was 41.8 hourse per week, which is a decrease of 2.9%. Hourly wages have increased over the last year from $18.29 per hour, an increase of 0.5%. Weekly wages have increased over the last year from $764.52 per week, an increase of 2.3%.
The chart below illustrates the average monthly wages:
The unemployment rate decreased in July, 2019 from 4.2% to this months' 4.2%. A year ago the unemployment rate was 3.8%, 0.4% higher today. The total workforce in July, 2019 was 5,097,768, which is 0.4% higher than last months 5,078,853 and is 0.4% higher than last years 4,982,476. The total number of unemployed in North Carolina is 212,072 as compared to the revised figure from last month of 210,777 and 189,644 unemployed a year ago.
The chart below illustrates the change in the unemployment rate over the last year in North Carolina:
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