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The Labor & Economic Analysis Division (LEAD) at the NC Department of Commerce collects data, conducts research and publishes reports about the state’s labor market and overall economy. LEAD’s economists, statisticians, researchers and policy analysts are a valuable resource in helping businesses make decisions in areas such as education, recruitment, career development and workforce policies.


Business Products and Services from LEAD

  • State, county and area employment figures
  • Employment projections
  • Online access to workforce statistics
  • Business data and area maps
  • Custom demographics reports
  • County and regional profiles
  • Insights into NC’s economy and workforce
  • Various publications and studies