NC Commerce

Labor and Economic Analysis Division, Department of Commerce

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Employment and Wages

The Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OES) program collects information on employment and wages by occupation through a semi-annual survey of North Carolina industries. The annually published data includes estimates of the number of workers and entry, average, and experienced wages by occupation for North Carolina, Statewide by Industry, the 15 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), 23 Workforce Development Boards (WDBs), seven Economic Development Regions (EDRs), and 100 counties. Confidentiality requirements must be met before data is published in the smaller geographical areas.

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