Workforce

Chatham County

  2015 Average February 2016 March 2016 April 2016
Unemployment 4.8% 4.7% 4.4% 4.1%
Labor Force 32,900 33,430 33,853 33,719

The majority of Chatham County's existing jobs are in these sectors:

  • Heath Care and Social Assistance (16.7%)
  • Manufacturing (15.4%)
  • Retail Trade (11.4%)
  • Educational Services (10.8%)

Chatham County's skilled resident workforce is highly educated:

  • 86.2% have a high school diploma or higher
  • 36.2% have a bachelor's degree or higher

Additional demographics

As a right to work state, North Carolina has one of the lowest unionization rates in the U.S.