NC Commerce

Labor and Economic Analysis Division, Department of Commerce

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Frequently Asked Questions

The following questions are the most frequently asked by visitors to our site. They are sorted by popularity with the leading questions appearing at the top of the list. To view the answer to any of the questions below, click on the question and the answer will be displayed.

If you have a specific question you want answered, please go to the Requests for Information page under Contact Us. There you will be prompted to type in your email address, name, and phone number, followed by your query. A LEAD staff member; will reply promptly to your request.

Who uses Labor Market Information?


  • occupational wages
  • employment levels
  • availability of workers
  • local and national economic conditions

Job Seekers and Students:

  • jobs/occupations in demand
  • skills required for a job
  • education required for a job
  • training programs available
  • occupational wages
  • projections of growth or decline in an occupation


  • jobs/occupations in demand
  • jobs/occupations in decline
  • location of jobs
  • skills required for a job
  • occupational wages
  • training programs available

Economic Developers:

  • occupational wages by labor market area
  • number of available workers by labor market area
  • skills of available workers
  • types of training workers need

Policy Makers:

  • occupational and industry data for plan development and implementation
  • education and training needs
  • local economic data

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