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According to the latest census and community surveys, Duplin County is home to nearly 26,000 adults who work in a variety of industries. In 2008, the number of employed person(s) in Duplin County totaled 25,783 while unemployment figures were at 1,206. Over 94% of the available population are currently employed giving Duplin an unemployment rate of 5.9%, which is slightly higher than the nation's average of 6.7.

Nearly 70% of Duplin's workforce has received their high school diploma, while those seeking higher education is closer to 10.5%. The median household income for Duplin County residents is $35,885 with a median home value of almost $97,521.

To truly understand the diverse workforce and economic status of Duplin County, the chart below outlines the employment and salary information for Duplin County residents.

Employment and Wages by Sector
First Quarter 2008
Average Employees Average Weekly Wage
Accommodation and Food Services 1,052       $184      
Administrative and Waste Services 468       $313      
Agriculture Forestry Fishing & Hunting 2,598       $548      
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 26       $209      
Construction 655       $518      
Educational Services 1,792       $654      
Finance and Insurance 229       $760      
Government 3,498       $728      
Healthcare and Social Assistance 2,012       $466      
Information 81       $597      
Manufacturing 5,936       $579      
Mgmt of Companies and Enterprises 1,352       $922      
Other Services Ex. Public Admin 198       $478      
Private Industry 16,929       $533      
Professional and Technical Services 206       $529      
Public Administration 1,225       $661      
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 73       $334      
Retail Trade 1,704       $362      
Transportation and Warehousing 263       $574      
Utilities 26       $957      
Wholesale Trade 466       $709      
Total All Industries 20,428   $554  
         

Sources:

http://eslmi23.esc.state.nc.us/ew

http://edis.commerce.state.nc.us

http://jobs.esc.state.nc.us

http://esesc23.esc.state.nc.us

www.ncesc.com/lmi/industry/

www.census.gov/epcd/cbp/index.html

www.nccommerce.com

 

               

updated 12-9-2008