Employment and Wages by Industry, 1990 to Most Recent
The Quarterly Census of Employment and Wage (QCEW) program is responsible for the compilation and analysis of employment, wage and contribution data by industry and geography for all employers covered by the Employment Security Law of North Carolina. Data include quarterly and annual summaries by industry of the number of firms, average employment, monthly employment, total wages, average weekly wages, taxable wages, and employer contribution rates to unemployment insurance. The industry data, based on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), is provided from 1990 to the present for North Carolina, the 14 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), seven Economic Development Regions (EDRs), 24 Workforce Development Boards (WDBs), 18 Planning Regions and all 100 counties. Use the NAICS code look-up link below to view descriptions of the various NAICS industry codes.
North Carolina's Largest Employers
Tables are displayed for the 25 largest employers by county and the top 300 manufacturing and non-manufacturing employers statewide. All rankings are based on average employment for the quarter. This information is derived from the Employment and Wages program files and shows company name, major industry group and employment range.
Monthly Employment Hours and Earnings Current Employment Statistics (CES)
Monthly Employment Hours and Earnings Current Employment Statistics (CES)The Current Employment Statistics (CES) program, also known as the establishment or payroll survey, collects monthly data from approximately 11,000 nonagricultural businesses across North Carolina. On this site, estimates of the number of payroll jobs within industries for the United States, North Carolina and 12 of the state's 14 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) are available from 1990 to the present. Included are seasonally adjusted estimates for some industry series for the state and nation. These data allow for better comparison over time since it smoothes seasonal trends. Estimates of the average weekly and hourly earnings and average hours worked for production workers in the Manufacturing sector and Durable and Non-Durable Goods manufacturing are also provided for the nation and North Carolina.
North Carolina Industry Projections 2006-2016
The Industry and Occupational Projections program is responsible for producing future estimates of employment Statewide and for the twenty-four defined Workforce Development Board Areas. All data used in the export base model are gathered from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW), the Current Employment Statistics (CES) survey results, Census data, State Office of Budget and Management and the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES).
NC Projections 2006-2016
NC Fastest Growing Occupations Brochure
Workforce Development Board Areas' Fastest Growing Occupations Brochures
Business Employment Dynamics (BED) News
Business Employment Dynamics is a set of statistics generated from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, or ES-202 program. These quarterly data series consist of gross job gains and gross job losses statistics from 1992 forward. These data help to provide a picture of the dynamic state of the labor market.