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Employment Facts

Companies in the Triangle have seen incredible growth during the past few decades – and that growth hasn’t been focused in just one sector. The region’s diverse economy is based on a steady foundation of government, education and healthcare jobs, combined with high-flying sectors like information technology and biotechnology, so skilled professionals are employed in a variety of industries. Check out the statistics below to see where these jobs are concentrated.

  • The Research Triangle Region’s unemployment rate was 5.7% as of November 2013, .9% lower than the United States and 1.2% lower than the State of North Carolina.
  • As of November 2013, the Research Triangle Region’s unemployment rate is 1.2% and 1.3% lower than the Piedmont Triad and Charlotte regions respectively.
  • The Average Yearly Regional Wage is $49, 845. 
  • In 2015, the region experienced an 30,894 yearly gain in employment. 
  • In 2015, 46.5% of the Research Triangle Region’s population twenty-five years and older hold a college degree or higher. The region’s educational attainment of college degrees or higher is higher than both the state and nation.
  • The Research Triangle Region has over 167,000 students enrolled in its 12 universities/colleges and average over 42,000 degrees conferred annually.