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Explore more than 150 data sets to see how North Carolina and its counties are measuring up. Use the easy-to-understand charts and graphs to better comprehend our challenges and find the connections among them.

69 Connections / Showing 1 - 25 Filters: Economy

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Construction laborers, 17,220 total in NC, is one of the occupations most vulnerable to automation.

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Four counties in NC face the loss of more than 40% of current jobs due to automation.

Wake County's total population changed 43.5% from 2000-2010.

Transylvania County has the highest dependency ratio in the state (74%).

Four counties in NC face the loss of more than 40% of current jobs due to automation.

Northampton county faces the potential loss of nearly 30% of total wages due to automation.

The five counties most vulnerable to disruption are Northampton, Vance, Halifax, Robeson, and Nash.

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95% of state's high-tech jobs were spread across 22 counties in 2013.

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The number of utility patents issued to Wake County residents has doubled from 2005-2013, to 1,352 in 2013.

Durham County has the highest creative jobs as percentage of total jobs in 2009.

Mecklenburg County had the highest amount of announced new industry investment between 2005 and 2013.

Stokes county had the largest increase in the proportion of senior population between 2000-2010.

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Among urban counties, Davidson had the highest % of workers in emerging industries in 2010 (38%).

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Eighty-five percent of Ashe County’s manufacturing workers were in the highest paying industries in 2010.

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Small businesses in 14 counties were awarded SBIR/STTR awards in 2013.

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Mecklenburg County created 1958 manufacturing start-ups between 1990 and 2009, the most of any county.

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As many as 1.2 million jobs across NC will be made redundant by automation and technical advances in the coming decades.

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Construction laborers, 17,220 total in NC, is one of the occupations most vulnerable to automation.

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Team assemblers, 880 total in NC, is one of the occupations most at risk of being replaced by automation.

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Moving laborers 76,760 total in NC, is one of the occupations most at risk from automation.

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Accountants, 30,170 total in NC, is one of the occupations most at risk from automation.

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Office clerks, 76,820 total in NC, is one of the occupations most at risk of being replaced by automation.

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Fast food restaurant workers, 141,040 in NC, is one of the occupations most vulnerable to automation.

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Retail salespersons, 140,620 total in NC, is one of the occupations most likely to be replaced by automation.

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Personal care aides, 15,290 total in NC, is one of the occupations most at risk from robotics and automation.