The labor force in North Carolina was 4,818,727 in February 2016, up from 4,765,991 in January 2016, and up from 4,726,584 one year ago in February 2015. Employment was 4,541,913 in February 2016, up from 4,492,789 in January 2016, and up from 4,448,411 one year ago in February 2015.