Labor Market Overview, February 2019

North Carolina United States
Total Employment 4,536,000 150,606,000
Total Employment Same Month Last Year 4,471,200 148,097,000
Unemployment Rate 3.9% 3.8%
Employment Change in Last Year 1.4% 1.7%
Employment Change since Start of the Great Recession 8.9% 8.8%
Share of Residents Working 58.7% 60.7%
Share of Residents Working Before the Great Recession 62.1% 62.7%
Labor Force Participation Rate 61% 63.2%
Labor Force Participation Rate Before the Great Recession 65.3% 66%

 

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Measure
North Carolina
United States
Total Employment4,536,000150,606,000
Total Employment Same Month Last Year4,471,200148,097,000
Unemployment Rate3.93.8
Employment Change in Last Year1.41.7
Employment Change since Start of the Great Recession8.98.8
Share of Residents Working58.70%60.70%
Share of Residents Working Before the Great Recession62.10%62.70%
Labor Force Participation Rate61%63.20%
Labor Force Participation Rate Before the Great Recession65.30%66%