North Carolina Employment Data by County

County with the Most Businesses: Mecklenburg County North Carolina, 36,827
County with the Most Employees: Mecklenburg County North Carolina, 604,548
County with Highest Average Hourly Wage: Durham County North Carolina, $1,304
County with Highest Unemployment Rate: Hyde County North Carolina, 12.5%



Alamance County North Carolina

Total Businesses3,3481.2% of state total
Total Employment53,3741.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$77379.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade59117.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare9,86118.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places2627.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places6,50912.2% of county employees



Alexander County North Carolina

Total Businesses5400.2% of state total
Total Employment7,2520.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$61963.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade8115.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing3,64050.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places275.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Accounting and bookkeeping services891.2% of county employees



Alleghany County North Carolina

Total Businesses2680.1% of state total
Total Employment2,6060.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$56357.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction4316.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing56121.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Residential building construction197.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2238.6% of county employees



Anson County North Carolina

Total Businesses4190.2% of state total
Total Employment5,0180.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$63264.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade6816.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,45329.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Private households327.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Child day care services701.4% of county employees



Ashe County North Carolina

Total Businesses5910.2% of state total
Total Employment6,0400.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$65466.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade11018.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade1,13318.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places406.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places63910.6% of county employees



Avery County North Carolina

Total Businesses5550.2% of state total
Total Employment5,3630.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$57458.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade8916.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade81815.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Private households488.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Landscaping services4328.1% of county employees



Beaufort County North Carolina

Total Businesses1,1340.4% of state total
Total Employment12,7720.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$70772.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade16714.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing2,42219.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places736.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Home health care services2732.1% of county employees



Bertie County North Carolina

Total Businesses2700.1% of state total
Total Employment4,4460.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$57859.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Agriculture and forestry4817.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade2956.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places145.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Home health care services2084.7% of county employees



Bladen County North Carolina

Total Businesses5570.2% of state total
Total Employment10,6970.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$67068.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade9717.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing5,84054.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places376.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Janitorial services5264.9% of county employees



Brunswick County North Carolina

Total Businesses2,7231.0% of state total
Total Employment26,8150.7% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$71673.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade40214.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade5,13819.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places2428.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places3,96814.8% of county employees



Buncombe County North Carolina

Total Businesses9,0273.3% of state total
Total Employment114,5783.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$78480.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Professional services1,32914.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare24,89621.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places6246.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places13,53911.8% of county employees



Burke County North Carolina

Total Businesses1,3740.5% of state total
Total Employment22,7430.6% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$67869.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade23517.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing7,37032.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1138.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2,31410.2% of county employees



Cabarrus County North Carolina

Total Businesses4,5861.7% of state total
Total Employment62,1101.7% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$75877.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade69615.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade12,04119.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places3407.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places8,81714.2% of county employees



Caldwell County North Carolina

Total Businesses1,3090.5% of state total
Total Employment20,8230.6% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$72674.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade24318.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing6,32730.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1037.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Supermarkets and other grocery stores4582.2% of county employees



Camden County North Carolina

Total Businesses1720.1% of state total
Total Employment8420.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$64866.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade2514.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade14817.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Private households105.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Logging455.3% of county employees



Carteret County North Carolina

Total Businesses2,0960.8% of state total
Total Employment18,7980.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$59660.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade37718.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade4,40823.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1899.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places3,44118.3% of county employees



Caswell County North Carolina

Total Businesses2510.1% of state total
Total Employment1,7420.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$61963.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade3815.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade27816.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Private households2710.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1488.5% of county employees



Catawba County North Carolina

Total Businesses4,2591.6% of state total
Total Employment77,9972.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$80282.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade67915.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing24,02830.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places2826.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Other household and institutional furniture7,94310.2% of county employees



Chatham County North Carolina

Total Businesses1,4160.5% of state total
Total Employment12,2500.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$69971.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Professional services20014.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare2,51520.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places825.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,40911.5% of county employees



Cherokee County North Carolina

Total Businesses6610.2% of state total
Total Employment6,4360.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$60862.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade10716.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade1,32920.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Private households639.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places82612.8% of county employees



Chowan County North Carolina

Total Businesses3520.1% of state total
Total Employment3,4580.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$64566.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade6117.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing44913.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places195.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Home health care services2296.6% of county employees



Clay County North Carolina

Total Businesses2390.1% of state total
Total Employment1,4200.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$57058.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction4619.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade35725.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Private households218.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Home health care services805.6% of county employees



Cleveland County North Carolina

Total Businesses1,8870.7% of state total
Total Employment27,7630.7% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$73775.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade34918.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing6,50223.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1327.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2,4979.0% of county employees



Columbus County North Carolina

Total Businesses9960.4% of state total
Total Employment11,6130.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$64365.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade18518.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare2,61322.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places747.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Supermarkets and other grocery stores4714.1% of county employees



Craven County North Carolina

Total Businesses2,2350.8% of state total
Total Employment26,8730.7% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$71973.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade38217.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade5,02118.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1687.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places3,46412.9% of county employees



Cumberland County North Carolina

Total Businesses5,9822.2% of state total
Total Employment82,3272.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$68770.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade1,03117.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade16,35319.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places5639.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places12,35615.0% of county employees



Currituck County North Carolina

Total Businesses6720.2% of state total
Total Employment5,5050.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$62964.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade10715.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade1,16021.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places7110.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places67212.2% of county employees



Dare County North Carolina

Total Businesses1,8580.7% of state total
Total Employment15,9040.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$58459.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate9.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade34218.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services4,65929.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places22211.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places3,49422.0% of county employees



Davidson County North Carolina

Total Businesses2,7321.0% of state total
Total Employment37,0171.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$75477.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade43015.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing9,75426.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1876.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places3,4659.4% of county employees



Davie County North Carolina

Total Businesses8570.3% of state total
Total Employment11,1390.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$67468.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction12915.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing3,29829.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places596.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Nursing care facilities skilled nursing3613.2% of county employees



Duplin County North Carolina

Total Businesses1,0110.4% of state total
Total Employment16,0480.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$64165.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade18318.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing5,63935.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Hog and pig farming787.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Animal slaughtering and processing3,95524.6% of county employees



Durham County North Carolina

Total Businesses8,2653.1% of state total
Total Employment179,0274.8% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,304133.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Professional services1,63719.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare32,07017.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places5606.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places12,3036.9% of county employees



Edgecombe County North Carolina

Total Businesses8350.3% of state total
Total Employment12,0490.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$64766.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade13716.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing3,03925.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Private households708.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places9658.0% of county employees



Forsyth County North Carolina

Total Businesses9,0083.3% of state total
Total Employment164,5004.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,019104.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade1,28014.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare38,44823.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places6697.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places14,7999.0% of county employees



Franklin County North Carolina

Total Businesses1,0840.4% of state total
Total Employment9,5340.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$81082.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction18316.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing2,50826.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places464.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places6747.1% of county employees



Gaston County North Carolina

Total Businesses4,1771.5% of state total
Total Employment62,5291.7% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$75577.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade61814.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing14,34722.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places3348.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places7,15911.4% of county employees



Gates County North Carolina

Total Businesses1350.1% of state total
Total Employment9680.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$61863.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade2014.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Agriculture and forestry18619.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Gasoline stations with convenience stores64.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Commercial machinery repair and maintenance262.7% of county employees



Graham County North Carolina

Total Businesses1670.1% of state total
Total Employment1,5010.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$64265.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate7.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction3521.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Construction35823.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places127.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Landscaping services1077.1% of county employees



Granville County North Carolina

Total Businesses8820.3% of state total
Total Employment13,5240.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$78480.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade14216.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing5,11937.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places495.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Temporary help services1,0737.9% of county employees



Greene County North Carolina

Total Businesses3030.1% of state total
Total Employment2,3880.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$59360.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Healthcare4615.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare58624.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places175.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2189.1% of county employees



Guilford County North Carolina

Total Businesses13,9865.2% of state total
Total Employment248,6746.7% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$91493.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade1,82313.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare36,04814.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places9276.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places20,3818.2% of county employees



Halifax County North Carolina

Total Businesses9190.3% of state total
Total Employment11,6760.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$60862.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade19521.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade2,24319.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places788.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,71714.7% of county employees



Harnett County North Carolina

Total Businesses1,6920.6% of state total
Total Employment19,8450.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$62563.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade28316.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade4,19821.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1337.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2,38412.0% of county employees



Haywood County North Carolina

Total Businesses1,4450.5% of state total
Total Employment14,3650.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$67869.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade20914.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade3,01521.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1057.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,96613.7% of county employees



Henderson County North Carolina

Total Businesses2,9321.1% of state total
Total Employment31,9380.9% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$72974.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade37912.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare5,68517.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1685.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places3,17910.0% of county employees



Hertford County North Carolina

Total Businesses4290.2% of state total
Total Employment6,9090.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$68970.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade7818.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade1,44520.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places368.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places5778.4% of county employees



Hoke County North Carolina

Total Businesses4810.2% of state total
Total Employment5,9390.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$64866.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade7415.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,74229.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places234.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places4006.7% of county employees



Hyde County North Carolina

Total Businesses1860.1% of state total
Total Employment1,3510.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$52653.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate12.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade4021.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Wholesale trade29121.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places189.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Fish and seafood merchant wholesalers574.2% of county employees



Iredell County North Carolina

Total Businesses5,1861.9% of state total
Total Employment63,2441.7% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$92494.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade62212.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing11,22717.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places2975.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places6,1569.7% of county employees



Jackson County North Carolina

Total Businesses9850.4% of state total
Total Employment9,2500.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$61562.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade15816.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services2,26124.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places848.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,39815.1% of county employees



Johnston County North Carolina

Total Businesses3,3451.2% of state total
Total Employment37,8301.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$74376.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction58517.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade7,12718.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places2146.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places4,63312.2% of county employees



Jones County North Carolina

Total Businesses1860.1% of state total
Total Employment1,0640.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$63164.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade2614.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Agriculture and forestry14013.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Hog and pig farming94.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Plumbing and hvac contractors333.1% of county employees



Lee County North Carolina

Total Businesses1,3510.5% of state total
Total Employment22,6970.6% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$76678.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade24618.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing7,91834.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1017.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,9948.8% of county employees



Lenoir County North Carolina

Total Businesses1,2650.5% of state total
Total Employment22,6320.6% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$69370.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade21817.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing7,79834.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places866.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,8108.0% of county employees



Lincoln County North Carolina

Total Businesses1,7050.6% of state total
Total Employment18,7670.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$74976.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction24714.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing4,60824.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1066.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,98610.6% of county employees



Macon County North Carolina

Total Businesses1,1010.4% of state total
Total Employment9,1820.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$63164.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction20118.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade2,01922.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places827.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,21513.2% of county employees



Madison County North Carolina

Total Businesses3650.1% of state total
Total Employment2,7930.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$63765.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction6116.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade44415.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places246.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1635.8% of county employees



Martin County North Carolina

Total Businesses4400.2% of state total
Total Employment5,4380.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$58559.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade7416.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade1,07219.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places378.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Home health care services2003.7% of county employees



McDowell County North Carolina

Total Businesses7400.3% of state total
Total Employment13,5900.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$69671.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade13318.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing6,16245.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places648.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,0547.8% of county employees



Mecklenburg County North Carolina

Total Businesses36,82713.6% of state total
Total Employment604,54816.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,254128.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Professional services6,29317.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade64,27410.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places2,1395.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places47,7607.9% of county employees



Mitchell County North Carolina

Total Businesses3510.1% of state total
Total Employment3,7080.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$69471.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade5515.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare78621.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places277.7% of county businesses
Most Employees General freight trucking long-distance1794.8% of county employees



Montgomery County North Carolina

Total Businesses4620.2% of state total
Total Employment7,7100.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$67969.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade8017.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing3,22341.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places408.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Sawmills and wood preservation6438.3% of county employees



Moore County North Carolina

Total Businesses2,4590.9% of state total
Total Employment30,3280.8% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$74776.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade34113.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare9,13930.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1807.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places3,45811.4% of county employees



Nash County North Carolina

Total Businesses2,0670.8% of state total
Total Employment33,7880.9% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$74075.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade37318.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing6,88020.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1517.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places3,87111.5% of county employees



New Hanover County North Carolina

Total Businesses7,9302.9% of state total
Total Employment91,7262.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$83585.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Professional services1,17114.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services16,09017.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places5997.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places13,08014.3% of county employees



Northampton County North Carolina

Total Businesses2690.1% of state total
Total Employment4,1730.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$68069.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Agriculture and forestry4416.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Transport and warehousing1,07125.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Hog and pig farming176.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1202.9% of county employees



Onslow County North Carolina

Total Businesses2,9171.1% of state total
Total Employment34,5100.9% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$55957.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade53718.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade8,44924.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places29310.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places6,34718.4% of county employees



Orange County North Carolina

Total Businesses3,8781.4% of state total
Total Employment35,9291.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$87689.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Professional services81321.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade6,68118.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Private households2777.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places4,74813.2% of county employees



Pamlico County North Carolina

Total Businesses2550.1% of state total
Total Employment2,5060.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$52153.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade4517.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade61724.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places176.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1927.7% of county employees



Pasquotank County North Carolina

Total Businesses9370.3% of state total
Total Employment11,8530.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$65567.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade18319.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade2,54421.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places717.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,53112.9% of county employees



Pender County North Carolina

Total Businesses1,1520.4% of state total
Total Employment9,0510.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$61562.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction18816.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade1,59217.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places857.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,34114.8% of county employees



Perquimans County North Carolina

Total Businesses2250.1% of state total
Total Employment1,3900.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$63865.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction3013.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade17212.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Private households125.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Other specialized trucking local312.2% of county employees



Person County North Carolina

Total Businesses6730.2% of state total
Total Employment8,1040.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$77379.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade12118.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,63220.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places456.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places7939.8% of county employees



Pitt County North Carolina

Total Businesses3,6651.4% of state total
Total Employment52,0091.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$75176.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade58015.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade8,98217.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places3048.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places7,48614.4% of county employees



Polk County North Carolina

Total Businesses5410.2% of state total
Total Employment4,1030.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$58860.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction7714.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare1,49536.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Private households356.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places3869.4% of county employees



Randolph County North Carolina

Total Businesses2,4460.9% of state total
Total Employment38,8921.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$67468.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade36715.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing15,42639.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1656.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places3,1488.1% of county employees



Richmond County North Carolina

Total Businesses8200.3% of state total
Total Employment10,5710.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$64766.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade17120.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing3,04728.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places536.5% of county businesses
Most Employees General merchandise stores including warehouse clubs and supercenters4103.9% of county employees



Robeson County North Carolina

Total Businesses1,8860.7% of state total
Total Employment30,6240.8% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$60962.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade39320.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare7,20123.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1487.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Temporary help services1,7825.8% of county employees



Rockingham County North Carolina

Total Businesses1,5900.6% of state total
Total Employment21,7450.6% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$66568.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade27617.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing5,63325.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1267.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2,0689.5% of county employees



Rowan County North Carolina

Total Businesses2,6411.0% of state total
Total Employment38,9701.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$79281.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade40015.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing7,24418.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1947.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places3,7499.6% of county employees



Rutherford County North Carolina

Total Businesses1,2240.5% of state total
Total Employment14,6880.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$64666.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade21217.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing2,84519.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places917.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,4209.7% of county employees



Sampson County North Carolina

Total Businesses1,0750.4% of state total
Total Employment14,3610.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$69871.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade18517.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing2,73119.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places716.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Hog and pig farming1,44810.1% of county employees



Scotland County North Carolina

Total Businesses5800.2% of state total
Total Employment9,4490.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$67969.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate7.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade12621.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing2,09022.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places427.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places8959.5% of county employees



Stanly County North Carolina

Total Businesses1,2810.5% of state total
Total Employment15,0380.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$62864.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade22217.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing3,35422.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1038.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,77211.8% of county employees



Stokes County North Carolina

Total Businesses6430.2% of state total
Total Employment5,5800.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$56858.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction11317.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade1,13720.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places477.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places76813.8% of county employees



Surry County North Carolina

Total Businesses1,6920.6% of state total
Total Employment23,9440.6% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$66868.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade32519.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade4,22617.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1307.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2,47010.3% of county employees



Swain County North Carolina

Total Businesses3870.1% of state total
Total Employment3,9340.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$55656.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade8421.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services86121.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places4010.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places51713.1% of county employees



Transylvania County North Carolina

Total Businesses8640.3% of state total
Total Employment7,5320.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$64766.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction13816.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare1,48919.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Residential building construction596.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places77910.3% of county employees



Tyrrell County North Carolina

Total Businesses770.0% of state total
Total Employment7340.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$56357.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate8.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade1519.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Agriculture and forestry14319.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Gasoline stations with convenience stores67.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Gasoline stations with convenience stores364.9% of county employees



Union County North Carolina

Total Businesses5,2652.0% of state total
Total Employment53,9451.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$83084.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction80815.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing12,10822.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places2524.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places4,7458.8% of county employees



Vance County North Carolina

Total Businesses7860.3% of state total
Total Employment12,3610.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$65466.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade17722.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare2,17017.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places536.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,25210.1% of county employees



Wake County North Carolina

Total Businesses33,80412.5% of state total
Total Employment464,40112.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,091111.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Professional services6,99320.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade62,07113.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places2,0136.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places44,9999.7% of county employees



Warren County North Carolina

Total Businesses2620.1% of state total
Total Employment1,9380.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$52453.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade4115.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing43422.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places176.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1869.6% of county employees



Washington County North Carolina

Total Businesses2200.1% of state total
Total Employment2,6000.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$81583.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Agriculture and forestry3515.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing76429.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places167.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places28210.8% of county employees



Watauga County North Carolina

Total Businesses1,6540.6% of state total
Total Employment17,8890.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$61462.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade29617.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services4,39524.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1328.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places3,40219.0% of county employees



Wayne County North Carolina

Total Businesses2,1690.8% of state total
Total Employment33,1970.9% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$67769.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade43019.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare6,32519.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1727.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places3,58910.8% of county employees



Wilkes County North Carolina

Total Businesses1,2370.5% of state total
Total Employment18,2080.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$67268.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade22818.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing4,81326.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places917.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,7059.4% of county employees



Wilson County North Carolina

Total Businesses1,8280.7% of state total
Total Employment31,6970.9% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$82183.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade31617.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing7,14822.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1186.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2,5878.2% of county employees



Yadkin County North Carolina

Total Businesses6260.2% of state total
Total Employment8,3730.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$65266.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade10316.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing2,79133.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places497.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places83910.0% of county employees



Yancey County North Carolina

Total Businesses3280.1% of state total
Total Employment2,8300.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$56357.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade6118.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade56419.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Residential building construction195.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places32111.3% of county employees






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This page was created and is maintained by Kurt Tietjen, Founder of Stavera, High Peak Media & HomeGearWorks.com. Kurt is an executive, data scientist and software engineer who holds an MBA in Management Information Systems. In 2010, he partnered with scientists at Northwestern University to launch The Street Wire. This was one of the first mainstream uses of what would become “Narrative Science”, an artificial intelligence platform specializing in natural language generation. You can contact Kurt on LinkedIn here.