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North Carolina Workforce Summary

North Carolina – The state borders South Carolina and Georgia to the south, Tennessee to the west, Virginia to the north, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. North Carolina is the 28th most extensive and the 10th most populous of the 50 United States. North Carolina is known as the Tar Heel State and the Old North State. North Carolina is composed of 100 counties. North Carolina’s two largest metropolitan areas are among the top ten fastest growing in the country: its capital, Raleigh, and its largest city, Charlotte. In the past five decades, North Carolina’s economy has undergone a transition from heavy reliance upon tobacco, textiles, and furniture making to a more diversified economy with engineering, energy, biotechnology, and finance sectors. North Carolina has a wide range of elevations, from sea level on the coast to 6,684 feet (2,037 m) at Mount Mitchell, the highest point in the Eastern US. The climate of the coastal plains is strongly influenced by the Atlantic Ocean. Most of the state falls in the humid subtropical climate zone. More than 300 miles (500 km) from the coast, the western, mountainous part of the state has a subtropical highland climate.


Iredell County Workforce Area Summary Narrative

Iredell County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 159,437. Its county seat is Statesville and its largest town is Mooresville. It is a major hub of NASCAR racing, with many race shops located in the county (mostly around Mooresville). Universal Technical Institute operates NASCAR Technical Institute under licensing agreements. The school offers racing-related instruction to prepare the student for their job search in the racing industry. Many NASCAR drivers live around Mooresville and Lake Norman. Although northern Iredell County has retained much of its rural character, the southern half of the county is experiencing rapid suburbanization and population growth, largely due to the immense popularity of the Lake Norman area for residents of nearby Charlotte, North Carolina’s largest city.  Iredell County is an important transportation center for the state, as Interstate 77 and Interstate 40 cross in northeast Statesville. This has given birth to the county’s slogan “Crossroads for the Future.” Residents have easy access going south on I-77 to Charlotte; north on I-77 to Elkin, North Carolina and Roanoke, Virginia; east on I-40 to Winston-Salem, Greensboro and Raleigh; and west along I-40 to Hickory, North Carolina and Asheville. Farming is still a major source of income for many Iredell County residents. Dairy farming has been particularly popular in Iredell County for centuries, in both the northern and southern sections of the county. However, the rapid population growth and development in southern Iredell County is putting increasing pressure on farmlands, and many farms in this section are giving way to shopping centers, housing developments, and large corporate office parks.


Current Jobs Available

There are 2,404 job openings advertised online in Iredell County, North Carolina on February 08, 2015 (Jobs De-duplication Level 1).

Monthly Job Count

There were 3,693 job openings advertised online in Iredell County, North Carolina in December, 2014 (Jobs De-duplication Level 2).

Job Area Distribution

The counties with the highest number of job openings advertised online in North Carolina in February 08, 2015 are Mecklenburg County, North Carolina (31,383), Wake County, North Carolina (26,630), Guilford County, North Carolina (10,757), Durham County, North Carolina (8,665), Cumberland County, North Carolina (5,708), Forsyth County, North Carolina (5,467), Buncombe County, North Carolina (5,396), New Hanover County, North Carolina (4,292), Orange County, North Carolina (3,538) and Pitt County, North Carolina (2,986). (Jobs De-duplication Level 1).

Candidates Available

There were 18,173 potential candidates in the workforce system that were looking for work in Iredell County, North Carolina in February 08, 2015.

Number of Unemployed per Job Openings Distribution

The counties with the highest ratio of preliminary estimated number of unemployed (not Seasonally Adjusted) in North Carolina for December, 2014 were Avery County, North Carolina (6.16) , Camden County, North Carolina (5.74) , Graham County, North Carolina (5.69) , Gates County, North Carolina (5.48) , Greene County, North Carolina (4.71) , Stokes County, North Carolina (4.53) , Jones County, North Carolina (4.51) , Madison County, North Carolina (4.35) , Pamlico County, North Carolina (4.21) and Hoke County, North Carolina (3.91) (Jobs De-duplication Level 2).

Number of Candidates and Openings for Jobs by Occupation

The following is a list of occupations with the highest ratio of potential candidates in the workforce system that were looking for work to job openings advertised online in Iredell County, North Carolina on February 08, 2015 including how many candidates in the workforce system were looking for work in that occupation and how many jobs were available in that occupation; Production Workers, All Other (Candidates: 378 – Jobs : 1) , Helpers–Production Workers (Candidates : 205 – Jobs : 1) , Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive (Candidates : 195 – Jobs : 1) , Administrative Services Managers (Candidates : 272 – Jobs : 2) , Child, Family, and School Social Workers (Candidates : 131 – Jobs : 1) , Office Clerks, General (Candidates : 363 – Jobs : 3) , Construction Managers (Candidates : 113 – Jobs : 1) , Information Technology Project Managers (Candidates : 89 – Jobs : 1) , Machinists (Candidates : 79 – Jobs : 1) and Sales Representatives, Services, All Other (Candidates : 150 – Jobs : 2) (Jobs De-duplication Level 1).

Employers by Number of Job Openings

The employers with the highest number of job openings advertised online in Iredell County, North Carolina on February 08, 2015 are Lowe’s Companies, Inc (324), Iredell Health System (71), Bayada Home Health Care (65), Davis Regional Medical Center (65), Harris Teeter Inc. (58), Dollar General Corporation (50), Lake Norman Regional Medical Center (44), SavaSeniorCare (42), McDonald’s Corporation (40) and Genesis HealthCare (35) (Jobs De-duplication Level 1).

Employment Wage Statistics

The average weekly wage for Iredell County, North Carolina in 2nd quarter, 2014 was $801. This would be equivalent to $20.03 per hour or $41,652 per year, assuming a 40-hour week worked the year around.

Employment Wage Statistics Distribution

The counties with the highest estimated average weekly wages in North Carolina for the 2nd quarter, 2014 are Durham County, North Carolina ($1,208) , Mecklenburg County, North Carolina ($1,040) , Orange County, North Carolina ($953) , Wake County, North Carolina ($933) , Forsyth County, North Carolina ($837) , Guilford County, North Carolina ($809) , Iredell County, North Carolina ($801) , Pitt County, North Carolina ($760) , New Hanover County, North Carolina ($752) and Granville County, North Carolina ($751) .

Minimum Desired Wage of Available Candidates

The most common desired salary of potential candidates in the system in Iredell County, North Carolina is $20,000 – $34,999 with 35.53% of the total specified. The second most common level is $35,000 – $49,999 with 18.13% of the total specified. 4,330 potential candidates had no specific desired salary specified.

Area Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment Data

The total civilian preliminary labor force (not seasonally adjusted) for Iredell County, North Carolina in December, 2014 was 79,556, of which 75,605 were employed and 3,951 were unemployed. The unemployment rate was 5.0% percent.

Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment Distribution

The counties in North Carolina with the highest preliminary unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted) in December, 2014 were Graham County, North Carolina (12.3%), Scotland County, North Carolina (10.0%), Hyde County, North Carolina (9.7%), Edgecombe County, North Carolina (9.7%), Dare County, North Carolina (8.8%), Halifax County, North Carolina (8.4%), Vance County, North Carolina (7.9%), Warren County, North Carolina (7.8%), Bertie County, North Carolina (7.8%) and Bladen County, North Carolina (7.8%).

Industries by Advertised Jobs

The industries with the highest job openings advertised online in Iredell County, North Carolina on February 08, 2015 are Retail Trade (591), Health Care and Social Assistance (415), Accommodation and Food Services (170) , Administrative and Support and Waste Manageme (121) , Public Administration (66) , Manufacturing (48) , Educational Services (40) , Professional, Scientific, and Technical Servi (40) , Finance and Insurance (36) and Wholesale Trade (34) (Jobs De-duplication Level 1).

Occupational Employment Distribution

The 2010 total estimated number of employed in Centralina WDB (no data available for Iredell County, North Carolina) was 227,700. The largest major occupational group was Office and Administrative Support Occupations with 16.6% of the estimated employed, followed by Sales and Related Occupations with 14.2% of the estimated employed, and Production Occupations with 12.8% of the estimated employed.

Occupations by Advertised Jobs

The occupations with the highest job openings advertised online in Iredell County, North Carolina on February 08, 2015 are Retail Salespersons (76) , Registered Nurses (72) , First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers (62) , Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food (54) , Nursing Assistants (49) , Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (49) , Computer Programmers (48) , Occupational Therapists (45) , First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers (38) and Customer Service Representatives (33) (Jobs De-duplication Level 1).

Jobs by Occupation Group

There are 2,404 job openings advertised online in Iredell County, North Carolina on February 08, 2015 (Jobs De-duplication Level 1). The largest major occupational group was Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations with 14% of the job openings, followed by Sales and Related Occupations with 10.1% of the job openings, and Management Occupations with 7.7% of the job openings (Jobs De-duplication Level 1).

Occupations by Candidates Available

The occupations with the highest number of potential candidates in the workforce system that were looking for work in Iredell County, North Carolina on February 08, 2015 are Customer Service Representatives (367), Office Clerks, General (213) , Production Workers, All Other (178) , Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand (175) , Cashiers (172) , Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other (167) , Administrative Services Managers (152) , Managers, All Other (147) , Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks (141) and Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants (139) .

 Candidates By Occupation Group

There were 18,173 potential candidates in the workforce system that were looking for work in Iredell County, North Carolina in February 08, 2015. The largest major occupational group was Office and Administrative Support Occupations with 10.6% of the potential candidates, followed by Production Occupations with 7.8% of the potential candidates, and Management Occupations with 5.5% of the potential candidates.

Occupations by Employment Wage

The occupations with the highest paying 2013 estimated mean (annual) wages in Iredell County, North Carolina were Physicians and Surgeons, All Other ($209,285) , Chief Executives ($172,353) , Family and General Practitioners ($176,815) , Pharmacists ($126,549) , Marketing Managers ($129,572) , Sales Managers ($136,625) , Human Resources Managers ($127,223) , General and Operations Managers ($126,384) , Financial Managers ($124,638) and Athletes and Sports Competitors ($95,791) .

Occupations by Projected Growth

The highest 2010 – 2020 projected growth rate for Centralina WDB (no data available for Iredell County, North Carolina) was Retail Salespersons (1.7%) , Cashiers (1.2%) , Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food (1.7%) , Waiters and Waitresses (1.1%) , Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand (1.7%) , Registered Nurses* (2.2%) , Home Health Aides (4.0%) , Customer Service Representatives (1.8%) , First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers (1.5%) and Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers (1.7%) .

Population Totals

The 2001 population of Iredell County, North Carolina was estimated at 127,141. The 2011 population of Iredell County, North Carolina was estimated at 162,785. This represents a 28.04 percent increase from 2001.

Population Distribution

The counties in North Carolina with the highest 2011 estimated population are Mecklenburg County, North Carolina (941,259), Wake County, North Carolina (932,665), Guilford County, North Carolina (497,816), Forsyth County, North Carolina (356,243), Cumberland County, North Carolina (327,246), Durham County, North Carolina (274,379), Buncombe County, North Carolina (242,509), Union County, North Carolina (207,704), Gaston County, North Carolina (207,465) and New Hanover County, North Carolina (206,455).

Income Totals

According to the Census the Median household income in Iredell County, North Carolina in 2012 was $49,666

According to the BEA the Per capita income in Iredell County, North Carolina in 2013was $36,221.

According to the BEA the Total Income in Iredell County, North Carolina in 2013 was $5,959,027

Information updated on 2.9.15

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