The labor force in North Carolina was 4,956,887 in July 2017, up from 4,915,486 in June 2017, and up from 4,903,825 one year ago in July 2016. Employment was 4,735,426 in July 2017, up from 4,707,797 in June 2017, and up from 4,646,668 one year ago in July 2016.