Halifax County NC Area Labor Force

Halifax County's local and regional labor pool is diverse and can supply employees for virtually any kind of business. The Roanoke Rapids-Halifax County micropolitan area labor force consists of 31,439 people. The labor force within a 30 mile "labor recruiting area" represents 92,826 people. Our workforce is projected to continue to increase in the future. Our superior quality of life makes it easy to recruit key executives and managers from outside the area.

Our employers often tell us how pleased they are with our hardworking labor force. As a result of the customized training provided through Halifax Community College and better-than-average education levels, our workforce is one of our greatest assets and one of businesses' greatest advantages. North Carolina's right-to-work laws result in low unionization rates for the area and North Carolina overall.

There are a number of local resources to support initial and on-going employee recruitment. National employment agencies, temporary help firms, and a network of pubic and private training resources are available to provided specialized employee recruitment and workforce training services.

Halifax County NC Area Labor Force Profile

  Halifax
County Area
30-Mile
Radius
60 Mile
Radius
Total Population 75,671 141,045 977,911
Population Age 16+ 61,043 115,224 781,421
In Labor Force 31,044 57,939 451,463
Employed 26,809 50,745 396,036
Unemployed 4,235 7,151 51,458
Unemployment Rate 13.6% 12.3% 11.4%
Daytime Employees 23,816 51,981 360,391
Number of Establishments 2,614 4,953 36,307
Employed in Blue Collar Occupations 6,049 14,451 95,864
Employed in White Collar Occupations 12,599 25,939 192,088

Halifax County NC Occupation and Wage Profile

Occupation Entry Average Experienced
Management Occupations $18.97 $35.58 $43.88
Business & Financial Operations Occupations $15.90 $24.98 $29.52
Computer and Mathematical Occupations $16.86 $27.95 $33.50
Architecture and Engineering Occupations $11.17 $25.17 $32.17
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations $16.77 $30.54 $37.43
Community and Social Services Occupations $12.59 $18.13 $20.90
Education, Training, and Library Occupations $10.28 $17.52 $21.14
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports & Media $  8.95 $12.78 $14.70
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical $13.33 $26.70 $33.39
Healthcare Support Occupations $  8.15 $  9.92 $10.81
Protective Service Occupations $10.99 $14.89 $16.84
Food Preparation/Serving Related Occupations $  8.22 $  9.10 $  9.54
Building/Grounds Cleaning/Maintenance $  8.08 $  9.85 $10.73
Personal Care and Service Occupations $  8.11 $ 9.35 $ 9.97
Sales and Related Occupations $  8.11 $12.37 $14.50
Office and Administrative Support Occupations $  7.97 $10.50 $11.77
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations $ 8.94 $13.13 $15.23
Construction and Extraction Occupations $12.35 $16.00 $17.82
Installation, Maintenance & Repair Occupations $11.05 $17.61 $20.89
Production Occupations $  8.66 $15.93 $19.56
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations $ 9.13 $13.03 $14.99