The teams that comprise LEAD (Labor & Economic Analysis Division) are:
- Economic & Policy Analysis – Studies national, statewide, and local economic trends and provides unbiased, nonpartisan, research-based analyses of key economic development issues important to North Carolina.
- Federal/State Cooperative Programs-Bureau of Labor Statistics – Produces, develops and disseminates key economic information and data for the state and various substate geographies through five federal/state cooperative programs with the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
- Information Delivery – Maintains demographic and economic data through various data tools and is the clearinghouse for publishing labor market information.
- Data Analytics & Research – Leverages LEAD's technical expertise and "big data" resources to generate research products as well as evaluate and report on the effectiveness of educational and workforce development programs and services.