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


Central Carolina Community College engages and collaborates with business and industry in mutually beneficial and sustainable partnerships that support the academic mission (services and training offerings) of the college while providing significant resources and growth opportunities to the clients and communities it serves.




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