Labor Force

  • 28,000 loyal, well-trained workers reside in the region.
  • The average annual wage is a reasonable $35,666.
  • Employers report low turnover and absenteeism.
  • The largest Coast Guard base in the country provides a steady stream of highly trained exiting or retiring military personnel.
  • Less than an hour commute for most of the 827,000 workers in Hampton Roads.
  • North Carolina is a right-to-work state.
  • Federal/Military retirement pay is not taxed in NC.
Elizabeth City Micropolitan Area: Pasquotank, Camden and Perquimans
Civilian Labor Force (July 2016) 27,612
Unemployment Rate (July 2016) 6.0%
High School Graduates (2010-2014) 84.4%
Bachelor’s Degree or higher age 25+ (2010-2014) 18.5%


Workforce Development