Labor Availability

Greenville Labor Market Area

Labor Draw Area of Greenville includes all of Pitt County, most of Greene County, the major population centers in Lenoir County (Kinston), Beaufort County (Washington), Martin County (Williamston), and Edgecombe County (Tarboro) as well as portions of Wilson and Craven Counties. Approximately 270,000 people live in this area which constitutes a 25 mile radius from Greenville, North Carolina. The Division of Employment Security Commission considers this to be a realistic commuting range, particularly in rural areas of eastern North Carolina, where job opportunities are limited, and people have demonstrated a willingness to commute 30 to 40 miles in search of steady employment. (The radiating highway systems extending from Greenville to surrounding population centers also serves to facilitate access to and from Greenville.) See Transportation section for a map of Pitt County.

The following information represents Division of Employment Security information on the Greenville Labor Recruiting area. This represents the number of persons who have registered for work with the Division of Employment Security offices in the area. This does not include all available labor since additional workers may be recruited from other sources such as housewives, persons now commuting out of the area, etc. that have not registered with DES as seeking employment.

  • Recruiting area covers a radius of 25 road miles.
  • Approximate driving time 30 minutes.
  • Recruiting area population 269,445. Percent in North Carolina 100%.
  • Estimated labor force 130,019.
  • Registered applicants 14,628.
  • High school graduates entering labor force 170 (excludes graduates who continued their education or who did not seek employment)

  Persons RegisteredWork Experience
MilesTotalMaleFemale0-6 months7-24 months24+ months
0-15776341563606125116814070
15-202788148713014335691498
20-254077212619516597962190
Total1462877696859234330467758

 TotalProfessional, Technical, ManagerialClerical, SalesServiceFarming, Fish, ForestryProcessing
Male7769965741961159281
Female685913002002166419203
Total14628226527432625178484
Machine TradesBench WorkStructural WorkMisc. Occupations Partials
Male71628114631357844 
Female23634563391637 
Total951626152717481481 


Farmville Labor Market Area

Labor Draw Area of Farmville includes virtually all of Pitt County, all of Greene County, the major population centers in Lenoir County (Kinston), Wilson County (Wilson), Wayne County (Goldsboro), and Edgecombe County (Tarboro), and portions of Craven, Martin and Nash Counties. Approximately 355,000 people live in this area which constitutes a 25 mile radius from Farmville, North Carolina. The Division of Employment Security considers this to be a realistic commuting range, particularly in rural areas of eastern North Carolina, where job opportunities are limited, and people have demonstrated a willingness to commute 30 to 40 miles in search of steady employment. (The radiating highway systems extending from Farmville to surrounding population centers also serves to facilitate access to and from Farmville.)

The following information represents Division of Employment Security information on the Farmville Labor Recruiting area. This represents the number of persons who have registered for work with the Division of Employment Security offices in the area. This does not include all available labor since additional workers may be recruited from other sources such as housewives, persons now commuting out of the area, etc. that have not registered with DES as seeking employment.

  • Recruiting area covers a radius of 25 road miles.
  • Approximate driving time 30 minutes.
  • Recruiting area population 355,358. Percent in North Carolina 100%.
  • Estimated labor force 183,575.
  • Registered applicants 19,938.
  • High school graduates entering labor force 293 (excludes graduates who continued their education or who did not seek employment)

  Persons RegisteredWork Experience
MilesTotalMaleFemale0-6 months7-24 months24+ months
0-15741539473468118315873907
15-203938205818806558112043
20-25858544464139142616894459
Total199381045194873264408710409

 TotalProfessional, Technical, & ManagerialClerical, Sales ServiceFarming, Fish, ForestryProcessing
Male1045112269881313202474
Female948717172696226934386
Total19938294236843582235860
Machine TradesBench WorkStructural WorkMisc. Occupations Partials
Male912386177619591215 
Female30151271538964 
Total1213899184624972179 


Ayden Labor Market Area

Labor Draw Area of Ayden includes virtually all of Pitt County, all of Greene County, the major population centers in Lenoir County (Kinston) and Beaufort County (Washington), and portions of Craven, Wayne, Edgecombe, Jones, Martin, and Wilson Counties. Approximately 281,000 people live in this area which constitutes a 25 mile radius from Ayden, North Carolina. The Division of Employment Security considers this to be a realistic commuting range, particularly in rural areas of eastern North Carolina, where job opportunities are limited, and people have demonstrated a willingness to commute 30 to 40 miles in search of steady employment.

The following information represents Division of Employment Security information on the Ayden Labor Recruiting area. This represents the number of persons who have registered for work with the Division of Employment Security offices in the area. This does not include all available labor since additional workers may be recruited from other sources such as housewives, persons now commuting out of the area, etc. that have not registered with DES as seeking employment.

  • Recruiting area covers a radius of 25 road miles.
  • Approximate driving time 30 minutes.
  • Recruiting area population 281,155. Percent in North Carolina 100%.
  • Estimated labor force 129,299.
  • Registered applicants 14,788.
  • High school graduates entering labor force 152 (excludes graduates who continued their education or who did not seek employment)
  Persons RegisteredWork Experience
MilesTotalMale Female0-6 months7-24 months24+ months
0-15807043163755128117204255
15-203470185416164976551889
20-253248174415045046511727
Total1478879136875228330267872
 TotalProfessional, Technical, & ManagerialClerical, Sales ServiceFarming, Fish, ForestryProcessing
Male791310157531019169277
Female687513551967169520192
Total14788237027202714189469
Machine TradesBench WorkStructural WorkMisc. Occupations Partials
Male67630915301249915 
Female21436456320692 
Total890673158615691608 

Major Occupational Class Descriptions

Professional, Technical, and ManagerialPersons concerned with theoretical or practical aspects of art, science, engineering, education, medicine, law, business relations, administrative, managerial and technical work.
Clerical and SalesPersons concerned with preparing, transcribing, transferring, systematizing and preserving written communications and records, collecting accounts, distributing information, and influencing customers in favor of a commodity or service.
ServicePersons concerned with performing tasks in households, serving individuals in institutions and in commercial or other establishments, or with protecting the public against crime, fire, and accidents.
Farming, Fishing, and ForestryPersons concerned with growing, harvesting, catching, and gathering land and aquatic plant and animal life and products thereof.
ProcessingPersons concerned with refining, mixing, compounding, chemically treating, heat treating, or similarly working materials and products.
Machine TradesPersons concerned with feeding, tending, operating, controlling and setting up machines to cut, bore, mill, abrade, print and work such materials as metal, paper, wood and stone.
BenchworkPersons concerned with use of handtools and bench machines to fit, carve, mold, paint, sew, assemble, inspect, repair and similarly work small objects and materials.
StructuralPersons concerned with fabricating, erecting, installing, paving, painting, and repairing structures such as buildings, bridges, roads, motor vehicles, cables, engines, etc.
MiscellaneousPersons concerned with transportation services, packaging and warehousing, utilities, amusement, recreation, logging, graphic arts.
PartialsPersons who have registered for work but whose applications have not been assigned an occupation class. Most of these applicants are job ready.