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Mitchell County, North Carolina Labor Force

Here is information on Mitchell County's labor force, as compared to North Carolina and United States averages

Labor Force Comparisons

Mitchell County

Group 2001 2000 Change
Total Labor Force 7,830 7,440 390
Employment, Total 7,030 7,090 -60
Unemployment, Total 800 350 450
Rate of Unemployment 10.2% 4.7% 5.5%

North Carolina

Group 2001 2000 Change
Total Labor Force 3,994,800 3,958,400 36,400
Employment, Total 3,773,500 3,814,300 -40,800
Unemployment, Total 221,300 144,100 77,200
Rate of Unemployment 5.5% 3.6% 1.9%

United States

Group 2001 2000 Change
Total Labor Force 141,815,000 140,863,000 952,000
Employment, Total 135,073,000 135,208,000 -135,000
Unemployment, Total 6,742,000 5,655,000 1,087,000
Rate of Unemployment 4.8% 4.0% 0.7%

Educational Attainment, 2000*

*Educational attainment is for persons 25 years of age or older at the time of the 2000 Census

Level of Education Mitchell
County
North
Carolina
United
States
Less than 9th grade 14.7% 8.1% 6.9%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 16.7% 14.6% 11.5%
High school graduate 32.9% 29.6% 29.5%
Some college, no degree 18.1% 19.0% 20.5%
Associate degree 5.5% 6.8% 6.5%
Baccalaureate degree 7.9% 15.2% 16.1%
Graduate or professional degree
4.3% 6.7% 9.0%
Total 100% 100% 100%