Workforce Statistics


Labor Force and Unemployment Information

May 2016 Labor Force 12,309
May 2016 Employment 11,585
May 2016 Unemployment 724
May 2016 Unemployment Rate 5.9%

Source: ACCESSNC, NC  Department of Commerce

Income and Earning Characteristics

2010 Census
Average Worker Earnings $21,567
Median Family Income $46,537
Average Family Income $54,183
Population with Income Below Poverty Level 20.5%
2014
Median Household Income $32,097
Average Household Income $40,524
Per Capita Income $20,050


Educational Attainment by Population 25+

Level of Attainment Residents 25+ % of Residents 25+
High School Graduate 16,233 80.7%
Bachelor’s Degree 7,738 18.6%
Graduate or Professional Degree 1,308 7.99%

Source:  AccessNC, NC Department of Commerce