Reference Guides for Researchers

You will find helpful guidance for tracking down and then interpreting the economic and labor market data we publish using these resources.

D4 User Guide

Our D4 User Guide offers assistance for navigating our labor market search tool, the Demand Driven Data Delivery System, or D4., which can be used to access a variety of North Carolina labor market data, including industry and occupational data.

Economic Development Research Manual

The Economic Development Research Manual (updated in May, 2014) is a good overview of some of the most useful resources to find data as quickly and easily as possible. If you have feedback, or find any errors in the manual, please don’t hesitate to contact the LEAD team at 919-707-1500 or by email.

Other References