November 2020

As of November 2020

* Statistics that list "Number of SHRA Employees" refers to employees covered by the State Human Resources Act (SHRA), cabinet agencies, and Council of State agencies.



Age Number of Employees Percent of Total State Employees
Less than 20 52 0%
20-29 10,233 12%
30-39 17,037 21%
40-49 20,959 25%
50-59 23,574 29%
60-69 9,662 12%
70 or more 736 1%
Employment Type Number of SHRA Employees Percent of Total State Employees
Full Time 59,767 98.8%
Part Time 258 0.4%
Time Limited 444 0.7%
Education Number of Employees Percent of Total State Employees
Less than High School 3,203 4%
High School Graduate 28,966 35%
Associate 8,806 11%
Bachelor 22,193 27%
Advanced Degree 9,275 11%
Certifications 300 0%
Gender Number of Employees Percent of Total State Employees
Female 43,119 52%
Male 39,131 48%
Unreported 3 0%
Job Categories Number of SHRA Employees Percent of Total State Employees
Administrative Support 5,497 9%
Agricultural, Environmental & Scientific 2,177 4%
Corrections 14,393 24%
Education & Training 631 1%
Engineering 2,871 5%
Executive 79 0%
Financial & Business Management 2,762 5%
Human Resources 664 1%
Human Services 3,239 5%
Information Communication & Media 366 1%
Information Technology 2,347 4%
Institutional Support Services 1,257 2%
Law Enforcement & Public Safety 3,298 5%
Legal 619 1%
Medical & Health 8,666 14%
Natural, Historic & Cultural Resources 616 1%
Operations & Trades 6,371 11%
Planning & Economic Development 386 1%
Program Management 3,320 5%
Safety & Inspection 910 2%
Ethnicity Number of Employees Percent of Total State Employees
African American 25,352 31%
Asian 1,918 2%
Hispanic 2,118 3%
Multinational 396 0%
Native American 1,252 2%
Pacific Islander 37 0%
White 49,507 60%
Ethnicity Not Given 1,673 2%
Years of Service Number of Employees Percent of Total State Employees
Less than 2 years 12,429 15%
2 to 4 15,241 19%
5 to 9 15,456 19%
10 to 14 12,721 15%
15 to 19 10,764 13%
20 to 29 13,471 16%
30+ 2,171 3%
Agency Number of SHRA Employees Percent of Total State Employees
Administration 451 0.7%
Agriculture 1,873 3.1%
Commerce 1,554 2.5%
Community Colleges 170 0.3%
Cosmetic Arts 23 0.0%
Elections 88 0.1%
Environmental Quality 1,481 2.5%
Health Human Services 15,602 25.8%
Information Technology 1,059 1.8%
Insurance 556 0.9%
Justice 745 1.2%
Labor 333 0.5%
Military and Veterans Affairs 96 0.2%
Natural and Cultural Resources 1,724 2.9%
Opticians 1 0.0%
Public Instruction 848 1.4%
Public Safety 22,026 36.5%
Revenue 1,311 2.2%
Secretary of State 184 0.3%
State Auditor 136 0.2%
State Budget & Management 49 0.1%
State Controller 165 0.3%
State Ethics 10 0.0%
State Human Resources 83 0.1%
State Treasurer 323 0.5%
Transportation 8,975 14.8%
Wildlife 603 1.0%
University/School Number of Employees Percent of Total State Employees
Appalachian State University 1,280 6%
Elizabeth City State University 157 1%
East Carolina University 2,094 10%
Fayetteville State University 338 2%
North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University 846 4%
North Carolina Central University 528 2%
North Carolina State University 3,969 18%
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill 6,436 30%
University of North Carolina-General Administration 394 1%
University of North Carolina-Asheville 305 1%
University of North Carolina-Charlotte 1,719 8%
University of North Carolina-Greensboro 1,117 5%
University of North Carolina-Pembroke 235 2%
University of North Carolina-School of the Arts 246 1%
University of North Carolina-Wilmington 1,029 5%
Western Carolina University 723 3%
Winston-Salem State University 368 2%
County Number of Employees Percent of Total State Employees
Alamance 224 0.3%
Alexander 517 0.6%
Alleghany 43 0.1%
Anson 564 0.7%
Ashe 83 0.1%
Avery 498 0.6%
Beaufort 249 0.3%
Bertie 442 0.5%
Bladen 260 0.3%
Brunswick 183 0.2%
Buncombe 2,123 2.6%
Burke 3,073 3.7%
Cabarrus 477 0.6%
Caldwell 264 0.3%
Camden 20 0.0%
Carteret 442 0.5%
Caswell 326 0.4%
Catawba 447 0.5%
Chatham 216 0.3%
Cherokee 116 0.1%
Chowan 92 0.1%
Clay 27 0.0%
Cleveland 289 0.4%
Columbus 888 1.1%
Craven 706 0.9%
Cumberland 1,010 1.2%
Currituck 69 0.1%
Dare 347 0.4%
Davidson 274 0.3%
Davie 63 0.1%
Duplin 118 0.1%
Durham 1,038 1.3%
Edgecombe 184 0.2%
Forsyth 1,325 1.6%
Franklin 256 0.3%
Gaston 281 0.3%
Gates 26 0.0%
Graham 25 0.0%
Granville 3,826 4.7%
Greene 1,059 1.3%
Guilford 2,811 3.4%
Halifax 504 0.6%
Harnett 473 0.6%
Haywood 171 0.2%
Henderson 236 0.3%
Hertford 121 0.1%
Hoke 193 0.2%
Hyde 228 0.3%
Iredell 320 0.4%
Jackson 957 1.2%
Johnston 439 0.5%
Jones 23 0.0%
Lee 187 0.2%
Lenoir 1,533 1.9%
Lincoln 160 0.2%
Macon 72 0.1%
Madison 71 0.1%
Martin 208 0.3%
McDowell 567 0.7%
Mecklenburg 2,590 3.1%
Mitchell 49 0.1%
Montgomery 325 0.4%
Moore 318 0.4%
Nash 538 0.7%
New Hanover 1,839 2.2%
Northampton 129 0.2%
Onslow 241 0.3%
Orange 6,871 8.4%
Pamlico 192 0.2%
Pasquotank 639 0.8%
Pender 359 0.4%
Perquimans 53 0.1%
Person 68 0.1%
Pitt 2,870 3.5%
Polk 40 0.0%
Randolph 593 0.7%
Richmond 374 0.5%
Robeson 954 1.2%
Rockingham 178 0.2%
Rowan 695 0.8%
Rutherford 208 0.3%
Sampson 467 0.6%
Scotland 621 0.8%
Stanly 548 0.7%
Stokes 93 0.1%
Surry 178 0.2%
Swain 44 0.1%
Transylvania 68 0.1%
Tyrrell 109 0.1%
Union 236 0.3%
Vance 139 0.2%
Wake 22,371 27.2%
Warren 340 0.4%
Washington 67 0.1%
Watauga 1,405 1.7%
Wayne 2,419 2.9%
Wilkes 359 0.4%
Wilson 790 1.0%
Yadkin 69 0.1%
Yancey 56 0.1%

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