LEAD (Labor & Economic Analysis Division) is your one-stop source and leading provider of labor market information for the state of North Carolina. With a staff of researchers, economists, statisticians, and policy analysts, LEAD administers and collects data, conducts research, analyses, reports, and disseminates information on the state's economy, labor force, educational, and workforce-related issues. LEAD’s information and analyses allows for the development of a more complete picture of North Carolina’s economy and for more informed policy decisions regarding business recruitment and workforce development.
LEAD's teams work together on many projects, but also have distinct primary responsibilities to the department and its external customers. These teams are: