Every year, the North Carolina Department of Commerce studies national, statewide, and local economic trends to produce long-term and short-term occupational projections for state and sub-state areas. Based on historical data, these projections provide a guide for how the state occupational landscape may evolve given the recent economic trends. The current projections for statewide cover the years 2017 to 2026 for approximately 800 occupations.
Please keep in mind that the 2026 projections will utilize new methodology. For a description of this methodology, please consult with our methodology and visual description below, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics documentation.