NC Commerce

Workforce Development, Department of Commerce

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2011 State of the N.C. Workforce Report

The State of the N.C. Workforce 2011-2020 provides an in-depth analysis of the supply of available workers and the workforce demand in the state. The Report evaluates the impact of the Great Recession on North Carolina's labor force and revisits ongoing structural economic trends identified before the recession.

The NCWorks Commission stands at the ready to foster and facilitate the conversations necessary to reach our goal of making North Carolina the most business-friendly state in the country, offering the skilled workforce necessary for business creation and expansion.

  • Executive Summary
  • Full Report  
  • Presentation Slides
  • A Presentation and Panel Discussion is available on DVD by request. The DVD includes a brief intro by the commission chairman, a 20-minute presentation highlighting key findings in the Report, and a 35-minute panel discussion among experts on what the Report's findings mean for North Carolina.

For more information, please email the NCWorks Commission at

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