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Based on the data from 2000 / 2015 when the population of Durham, North Carolina was 187,035 / 257,598

Most common industries

Most common industries (%)

Most common industries for males (%)

Most common industries for females (%)

Most common industries

Industry

All

Males

Females

Health care15.7%
(14,848)
9.2%
(4,451)
22.3%
(10,397)
Educational services14.3%
(13,586)
11.3%
(5,433)
17.5%
(8,153)
Professional, scientific, and technical services8.8%
(8,306)
9.0%
(4,355)
8.5%
(3,951)
Construction6.4%
(6,023)
11.6%
(5,598)
0.9%
(425)
Accommodation and food services5.9%
(5,599)
6.2%
(2,968)
5.7%
(2,631)
Computer and electronic products4.1%
(3,851)
5.2%
(2,491)
2.9%
(1,360)
Public administration4.0%
(3,813)
4.0%
(1,926)
4.1%
(1,887)
Finance and insurance3.9%
(3,732)
2.8%
(1,339)
5.1%
(2,393)
Administrative and support and waste management services3.6%
(3,416)
4.3%
(2,091)
2.8%
(1,325)
Social assistance2.4%
(2,296)
0.6%
(295)
4.3%
(2,001)
Broadcasting and telecommunications2.2%
(2,053)
2.2%
(1,044)
2.2%
(1,009)
Chemicals1.8%
(1,701)
1.7%
(838)
1.9%
(863)
Real estate and rental and leasing1.7%
(1,643)
1.9%
(909)
1.6%
(734)
Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations1.6%
(1,479)
1.4%
(666)
1.7%
(813)
Food and beverage stores1.5%
(1,415)
1.7%
(826)
1.3%
(589)
Arts, entertainment, and recreation1.4%
(1,317)
1.5%
(699)
1.3%
(618)
Personal and laundry services1.3%
(1,217)
1.1%
(522)
1.5%
(695)
Department and other general merchandise stores1.3%
(1,213)
0.8%
(380)
1.8%
(833)
Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries1.1%
(1,017)
1.1%
(549)
1.0%
(468)
Repair and maintenance1.0%
(939)
1.8%
(869)
0.2%
(70)
Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers0.9%
(883)
1.5%
(704)
0.4%
(179)
Data processing, libraries, and other information services0.8%
(764)
0.7%
(343)
0.9%
(421)
Miscellaneous manufacturing0.8%
(761)
0.8%
(387)
0.8%
(374)
Radio, TV, and computer stores0.8%
(754)
1.0%
(496)
0.6%
(258)
Truck transportation0.7%
(670)
1.2%
(588)
0.2%
(82)
Motor vehicle and parts dealers0.7%
(665)
1.2%
(595)
0.2%
(70)
Clothing and accessories, including shoe, stores0.6%
(534)
0.4%
(169)
0.8%
(365)
Pharmacies and drug stores0.5%
(514)
0.5%
(217)
0.6%
(297)
U. S. Postal service0.5%
(500)
0.7%
(341)
0.3%
(159)
Utilities0.5%
(490)
0.7%
(350)
0.3%
(140)
Textile mills and textile products0.5%
(437)
0.4%
(193)
0.5%
(244)
Furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores0.5%
(436)
0.6%
(308)
0.3%
(128)
Air transportation0.4%
(409)
0.6%
(293)
0.2%
(116)
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers0.4%
(408)
0.6%
(301)
0.2%
(107)
Other direct selling establishments0.4%
(372)
0.4%
(200)
0.4%
(172)
Food0.4%
(335)
0.5%
(224)
0.2%
(111)
Beverage and tobacco products0.4%
(333)
0.6%
(266)
0.1%
(67)
Private households0.3%
(329)
0.1%
(60)
0.6%
(269)
Transportation equipment0.3%
(328)
0.6%
(282)
0.1%
(46)
Furniture and related product manufacturing0.3%
(307)
0.4%
(214)
0.2%
(93)
Printing and related support activities0.3%
(287)
0.4%
(204)
0.2%
(83)
Electrical equipment, appliances, and components0.3%
(284)
0.5%
(231)
0.1%
(53)
Metal and metal products0.3%
(268)
0.5%
(232)
0.1%
(36)
Wood products0.2%
(230)
0.5%
(223)
0.0%
(7)
Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores0.2%
(222)
0.2%
(84)
0.3%
(138)
Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers0.2%
(218)
0.3%
(168)
0.1%
(50)
Professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers0.2%
(210)
0.3%
(148)
0.1%
(62)
Machinery0.2%
(206)
0.2%
(105)
0.2%
(101)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting0.2%
(199)
0.2%
(103)
0.2%
(96)
Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers0.2%
(199)
0.3%
(168)
0.1%
(31)
Drugs, sundries, and chemical and allied products merchant wholesalers0.2%
(189)
0.3%
(126)
0.1%
(63)
Health and personal care, except drug, stores0.2%
(163)
0.1%
(50)
0.2%
(113)
Apparel0.2%
(161)
0.1%
(30)
0.3%
(131)
Plastics and rubber products0.2%
(149)
0.2%
(90)
0.1%
(59)
Book stores and news dealers0.1%
(139)
0.1%
(61)
0.2%
(78)
Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores0.1%
(136)
0.2%
(75)
0.1%
(61)
Paper and paper products merchant wholesalers0.1%
(131)
0.1%
(60)
0.2%
(71)
Nonmetallic mineral products0.1%
(130)
0.2%
(93)
0.1%
(37)
Gasoline stations0.1%
(128)
0.1%
(65)
0.1%
(63)
Music stores0.1%
(118)
0.2%
(84)
0.1%
(34)
Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers0.1%
(114)
0.2%
(84)
0.1%
(30)
Electrical and electronic goods merchant wholesalers0.1%
(104)
0.2%
(99)
0.0%
(5)
Electronic shopping and mail-order houses0.1%
(99)
0.1%
(57)
0.1%
(42)
Office supplies and stationery stores0.1%
(86)
0.1%
(52)
0.1%
(34)
Paper0.1%
(81)
0.1%
(66)
0.0%
(15)
Alcoholic beverages merchant wholesalers0.1%
(76)
0.2%
(76)
0.0%
(0)
Warehousing and storage0.1%
(76)
0.1%
(71)
0.0%
(5)
Lumber and other construction materials merchant wholesalers0.1%
(74)
0.2%
(74)
0.0%
(0)
Furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers0.1%
(70)
0.1%
(52)
0.0%
(18)
Hardware, plumbing and heating equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers0.1%
(62)
0.1%
(53)
0.0%
(9)
Recyclable material merchant wholesalers0.1%
(51)
0.1%
(51)
0.0%
(0)

Most common occupations

Most common occupations in 2015 (%)

Most common occupations in 2000 (%)

Most common occupations for males in 2015 (%)

Most common occupations for males in 2000 (%)

Most common occupations for females in 2015 (%)

Most common occupations for females in 2000 (%)

 

Most common occupations
(2015 Data)

Most common occupations
(2000 Data)

Occupation

All

Males

Females

All

Males

Females

Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers7.7%
(10,533)
6.5%
(4,346)
8.9%
(6,187)
5.3%
(5,062)
5.2%
(2,485)
5.5%
(2,577)
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations4.9%
(6,694)
4.4%
(2,967)
5.3%
(3,727)
3.8%
(3,608)
4.6%
(2,217)
3.0%
(1,391)
Postsecondary teachers3.9%
(5,316)
4.1%
(2,777)
3.6%
(2,539)
2.8%
(2,693)
3.4%
(1,642)
2.3%
(1,051)
Computer specialists3.8%
(5,161)
6.0%
(4,042)
1.6%
(1,119)
4.8%
(4,585)
6.4%
(3,102)
3.2%
(1,483)
Cashiers3.7%
(5,092)
1.7%
(1,137)
5.7%
(3,955)
1.9%
(1,760)
1.2%
(596)
2.5%
(1,164)
Registered nurses3.4%
(4,598)
0.9%
(614)
5.7%
(3,984)
2.6%
(2,487)
0.5%
(234)
4.8%
(2,253)
Cooks and food preparation workers2.7%
(3,731)
3.6%
(2,427)
1.9%
(1,304)
1.5%
(1,436)
1.9%
(936)
1.1%
(500)
Health technologists and technicians2.7%
(3,712)
0.9%
(610)
4.4%
(3,102)
2.6%
(2,415)
1.5%
(712)
3.7%
(1,703)
Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers2.1%
(2,921)
2.1%
(1,429)
2.1%
(1,492)
2.1%
(1,948)
2.8%
(1,357)
1.3%
(591)
Life and physical scientists2.1%
(2,889)
2.2%
(1,495)
2.0%
(1,394)
2.7%
(2,548)
3.0%
(1,434)
2.4%
(1,114)
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides2.0%
(2,731)
0.2%
(144)
3.7%
(2,587)
1.5%
(1,375)
0.6%
(296)
2.3%
(1,079)
Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations1.7%
(2,264)
1.6%
(1,088)
1.7%
(1,176)
1.4%
(1,363)
0.7%
(329)
2.2%
(1,034)
Physicians and surgeons1.6%
(2,220)
2.0%
(1,321)
1.3%
(899)
2.2%
(2,066)
2.9%
(1,401)
1.4%
(665)
Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists1.6%
(2,162)
0.6%
(429)
2.5%
(1,733)
1.4%
(1,297)
0.6%
(302)
2.1%
(995)
Other production occupations, including supervisors1.6%
(2,127)
2.9%
(1,926)
0.3%
(201)
2.2%
(2,099)
2.5%
(1,203)
1.9%
(896)
Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers1.5%
(2,017)
2.8%
(1,845)
0.2%
(172)
1.1%
(1,015)
2.0%
(967)
0.1%
(48)
Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers1.5%
(2,000)
0.8%
(542)
2.1%
(1,458)
0.7%
(683)
0.6%
(293)
0.8%
(390)
Driver/sales workers and truck drivers1.4%
(1,939)
2.9%
(1,939)
0.0%
(0)
1.4%
(1,298)
2.6%
(1,265)
0.1%
(33)
Life, physical, and social science technicians1.4%
(1,931)
0.9%
(620)
1.9%
(1,311)
0.6%
(615)
0.6%
(281)
0.7%
(334)
Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives1.3%
(1,784)
0.4%
(235)
2.2%
(1,549)
2.1%
(1,975)
1.0%
(492)
3.2%
(1,483)
Waiters and waitresses1.2%
(1,706)
0.8%
(562)
1.6%
(1,144)
0.9%
(886)
0.6%
(272)
1.3%
(614)
Retail sales workers, except cashiers1.2%
(1,704)
1.1%
(728)
1.4%
(976)
2.1%
(2,016)
1.8%
(859)
2.5%
(1,157)
Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors1.2%
(1,681)
0.9%
(623)
1.5%
(1,058)
4.4%
(4,153)
2.4%
(1,155)
6.4%
(2,998)
Laborers and material movers, hand1.2%
(1,671)
2.0%
(1,331)
0.5%
(340)
1.5%
(1,452)
2.4%
(1,170)
0.6%
(282)
Media and communications workers1.1%
(1,554)
1.7%
(1,141)
0.6%
(413)
1.1%
(1,051)
1.0%
(494)
1.2%
(557)
Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors1.1%
(1,499)
1.1%
(711)
1.1%
(788)
1.2%
(1,092)
1.4%
(660)
0.9%
(432)
Engineers1.1%
(1,494)
1.8%
(1,221)
0.4%
(273)
1.1%
(1,032)
1.8%
(868)
0.4%
(164)
Agricultural workers, including supervisors1.1%
(1,448)
1.8%
(1,222)
0.3%
(226)
0.1%
(112)
0.2%
(77)
0.1%
(35)
Secretaries and administrative assistants1.0%
(1,425)
0.2%
(144)
1.8%
(1,281)
2.4%
(2,229)
0.3%
(158)
4.4%
(2,071)
Accountants and auditors1.0%
(1,399)
0.9%
(616)
1.1%
(783)
1.3%
(1,196)
1.0%
(487)
1.5%
(709)
Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing1.0%
(1,361)
1.3%
(883)
0.7%
(478)
1.6%
(1,543)
2.0%
(951)
1.3%
(592)
Electricians0.9%
(1,285)
1.9%
(1,285)
0.0%
(0)
0.5%
(454)
0.8%
(395)
0.1%
(59)
Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors0.9%
(1,255)
1.7%
(1,111)
0.2%
(144)
1.4%
(1,295)
2.4%
(1,156)
0.3%
(139)
Painters and paperhangers0.9%
(1,215)
1.7%
(1,143)
0.1%
(72)
0.8%
(747)
1.5%
(706)
0.1%
(41)
Customer service representatives0.9%
(1,194)
1.1%
(771)
0.6%
(423)
1.7%
(1,587)
1.4%
(663)
2.0%
(924)
Operations specialties managers, except financial managers0.8%
(1,153)
0.8%
(538)
0.9%
(615)
1.3%
(1,243)
1.5%
(744)
1.1%
(499)
Bus drivers0.8%
(1,136)
1.4%
(919)
0.3%
(217)
0.3%
(276)
0.3%
(165)
0.2%
(111)
Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations0.8%
(1,133)
0.5%
(351)
1.1%
(782)
0.7%
(644)
0.5%
(222)
0.9%
(422)
Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers0.8%
(1,132)
0.8%
(545)
0.8%
(587)
0.8%
(795)
0.9%
(421)
0.8%
(374)
Personal appearance workers0.8%
(1,052)
0.4%
(291)
1.1%
(761)
0.5%
(447)
0.2%
(102)
0.7%
(345)
Other healthcare support occupations0.7%
(1,022)
0.4%
(255)
1.1%
(767)
0.6%
(538)
0.2%
(94)
1.0%
(444)
Financial managers0.7%
(1,021)
0.2%
(132)
1.3%
(889)
0.6%
(587)
0.7%
(359)
0.5%
(228)
Social scientists and related workers0.7%
(937)
0.2%
(127)
1.2%
(810)
0.5%
(455)
0.3%
(160)
0.6%
(295)
Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers0.7%
(917)
0.3%
(175)
1.1%
(742)
0.5%
(458)
0.6%
(281)
0.4%
(177)
Metal workers and plastic workers0.7%
(912)
0.9%
(601)
0.4%
(311)
0.4%
(370)
0.7%
(324)
0.1%
(46)
Carpenters0.7%
(909)
1.4%
(909)
0.0%
(0)
0.8%
(799)
1.6%
(776)
0.0%
(23)
Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks0.6%
(888)
0.4%
(253)
0.9%
(635)
0.6%
(586)
0.2%
(90)
1.1%
(496)
Lawyers0.6%
(876)
0.8%
(516)
0.5%
(360)
0.6%
(575)
0.7%
(346)
0.5%
(229)
Other financial specialists0.6%
(868)
0.8%
(545)
0.5%
(323)
0.6%
(602)
0.7%
(324)
0.6%
(278)
Teachers, preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school0.6%
(857)
0.0%
(0)
1.2%
(857)
3.2%
(2,989)
1.3%
(626)
5.1%
(2,363)
Other material moving workers, except laborers0.6%
(855)
1.1%
(732)
0.2%
(123)
0.4%
(339)
0.6%
(289)
0.1%
(50)
Other transportation occupations0.6%
(828)
0.4%
(272)
0.8%
(556)
0.1%
(54)
0.1%
(49)
0.0%
(5)
Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors0.6%
(823)
0.7%
(446)
0.5%
(377)
3.0%
(2,851)
3.2%
(1,546)
2.8%
(1,305)
Construction laborers0.5%
(715)
1.1%
(715)
0.0%
(0)
1.5%
(1,389)
2.8%
(1,368)
0.0%
(21)
Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses0.5%
(699)
0.7%
(443)
0.4%
(256)
0.7%
(643)
0.5%
(255)
0.8%
(388)
Teachers, secondary school0.5%
(668)
0.7%
(455)
0.3%
(213)
0.5%
(508)
0.4%
(185)
0.7%
(323)
Top executives0.5%
(624)
0.8%
(564)
0.1%
(60)
1.1%
(1,000)
1.5%
(712)
0.6%
(288)
Food processing workers0.5%
(619)
0.6%
(434)
0.3%
(185)
0.1%
(119)
0.2%
(84)
0.1%
(35)
Child care workers0.4%
(582)
0.0%
(0)
0.8%
(582)
1.0%
(920)
0.1%
(35)
1.9%
(885)
Therapists0.4%
(580)
0.1%
(50)
0.8%
(530)
0.5%
(455)
0.2%
(81)
0.8%
(374)
Assemblers and fabricators0.4%
(574)
0.7%
(489)
0.1%
(85)
1.0%
(922)
1.1%
(506)
0.9%
(416)
Legal support workers0.4%
(541)
0.6%
(379)
0.2%
(162)
0.3%
(304)
0.1%
(66)
0.5%
(238)
Art and design workers0.4%
(489)
0.2%
(143)
0.5%
(346)
0.6%
(578)
0.7%
(334)
0.5%
(244)
Law enforcement workers, including supervisors0.3%
(461)
0.7%
(461)
0.0%
(0)
0.6%
(596)
1.0%
(480)
0.2%
(116)
Mathematical science occupations0.3%
(458)
0.3%
(200)
0.4%
(258)
0.2%
(194)
0.2%
(118)
0.2%
(76)
Printing workers0.3%
(434)
0.5%
(357)
0.1%
(77)
0.2%
(225)
0.4%
(180)
0.1%
(45)
Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers0.3%
(414)
0.6%
(414)
0.0%
(0)
0.6%
(594)
1.2%
(587)
0.0%
(7)
Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters0.3%
(412)
0.6%
(412)
0.0%
(0)
0.4%
(345)
0.7%
(341)
0.0%
(4)
Plant and system operators0.3%
(406)
0.6%
(406)
0.0%
(0)
0.1%
(87)
0.2%
(87)
0.0%
(0)
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks0.3%
(380)
0.2%
(130)
0.4%
(250)
0.9%
(862)
0.3%
(138)
1.6%
(724)
Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians0.2%
(328)
0.4%
(244)
0.1%
(84)
0.4%
(423)
0.5%
(260)
0.4%
(163)
Religious workers0.2%
(324)
0.1%
(47)
0.4%
(277)
0.7%
(625)
0.8%
(380)
0.5%
(245)
Other protective service workers, including supervisors0.2%
(314)
0.4%
(249)
0.1%
(65)
0.8%
(729)
1.1%
(546)
0.4%
(183)
Librarians, curators, and archivists0.2%
(312)
0.2%
(116)
0.3%
(196)
0.4%
(393)
0.2%
(116)
0.6%
(277)
Supervisors, construction and extraction workers0.2%
(232)
0.2%
(141)
0.1%
(91)
0.4%
(419)
0.8%
(405)
0.0%
(14)
Aircraft and traffic control occupations0.2%
(223)
0.0%
(0)
0.3%
(223)
0.0%
(41)
0.1%
(41)
0.0%
(0)
Motor vehicle operators, except bus and truck drivers0.2%
(220)
0.1%
(88)
0.2%
(132)
0.2%
(236)
0.5%
(230)
0.0%
(6)
Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers0.1%
(201)
0.3%
(201)
0.0%
(0)
0.7%
(623)
0.6%
(281)
0.7%
(342)
Judges, magistrates, and other judicial workers0.1%
(162)
0.1%
(73)
0.1%
(89)
0.0%
(18)
0.0%
(10)
0.0%
(8)
Fire fighting and prevention workers, including supervisors0.1%
(151)
0.2%
(151)
0.0%
(0)
0.1%
(139)
0.3%
(133)
0.0%
(6)
Supervisors, transportation, and material moving workers0.1%
(138)
0.1%
(90)
0.1%
(48)
0.1%
(128)
0.2%
(107)
0.0%
(21)
Woodworkers0.1%
(97)
0.0%
(0)
0.1%
(97)
0.2%
(177)
0.4%
(171)
0.0%
(6)
Other construction workers and helpers0.0%
(65)
0.1%
(65)
0.0%
(0)
0.2%
(223)
0.4%
(211)
0.0%
(12)
Architects, surveyors, and cartographers0.0%
(37)
0.0%
(0)
0.1%
(37)
0.2%
(235)
0.4%
(183)
0.1%
(52)
Communications equipment operators0.0%
(29)
0.0%
(0)
0.0%
(29)
0.1%
(119)
0.1%
(38)
0.2%
(81)

Unemployment in Durham

Unemployment by year (%)

Unemployment by year (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2015
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 3.1%Males
  • 3.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 9.0%Males
  • 8.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 29.0%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 4.7%Males
  • 2.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 0.9%Males
  • 5.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 6.1%Males
  • 7.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 1.8%Males
  • 9.3%Females
  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 2.7%Males
  • 2.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 9.3%Males
  • 8.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 7.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 2.5%Males
  • 4.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 8.8%Males
  • 10.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 3.8%Males
  • 6.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 7.2%Males
  • 9.3%Females
Unemployment in 2015:
Durham:

4.5%
North Carolina:

5.4%
Unemployment in 2014:
Durham:

4.5%
North Carolina:

6.1%
Unemployment in 2013:
Durham:

5.6%
North Carolina:

7.9%
Unemployment in 2012:
Durham:

6.6%
North Carolina:

9.2%
Unemployment in 2011:
Durham:

7.3%
North Carolina:

10.2%
Unemployment in 2010:
Durham:

7.4%
North Carolina:

10.9%
Unemployment in 2009:
Durham:

7.2%
North Carolina:

10.6%
Unemployment in 2008:
Durham:

4.5%
North Carolina:

6.1%
Unemployment in 2007:
Durham:

3.6%
North Carolina:

4.7%
Unemployment in 2006:
Durham:

3.7%
North Carolina:

4.7%
Unemployment in 2005:
Durham:

4.2%
North Carolina:

5.2%
Unemployment in 2004:
Durham:

4.8%
North Carolina:

5.5%
Unemployment in 2003:
Durham:

5.9%
North Carolina:

6.4%
Unemployment in 2002:
Durham:

6.3%
North Carolina:

6.6%
Unemployment in 2001:
Durham:

4.6%
North Carolina:

5.5%
Unemployment in 2000:
Durham:

3.1%
North Carolina:

3.7%
Unemployment in 1999:
Durham:

2.4%
North Carolina:

3.2%
Unemployment in 1998:
Durham:

2.5%
North Carolina:

3.5%
Unemployment in 1997:
Durham:

2.8%
North Carolina:

3.7%
Unemployment in 1996:
Durham:

3.2%
North Carolina:

4.3%
Unemployment in 1995:
Durham:

3.4%
North Carolina:

4.3%
Unemployment in 1994:
Durham:

3.5%
North Carolina:

4.4%
Unemployment in 1993:
Durham:

4.0%
North Carolina:

5.0%
Unemployment in 1992:
Durham:

4.6%
North Carolina:

6.0%
Unemployment in 1991:
Durham:

3.9%
North Carolina:

5.8%
Unemployment in 1990:
Durham:

3.1%
North Carolina:

4.1%

Means of transportation to work

Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2015 (%)

12:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m.:
Durham:

3.6% (4,502)
North Carolina:

3.6% (156,690)
5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m.:
Durham:

1.5% (1,900)
North Carolina:

3.4% (144,021)
5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.:
Durham:

2.5% (3,117)
North Carolina:

4.3% (186,840)
6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m.:
Durham:

8.7% (10,780)
North Carolina:

9.5% (407,041)
6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m.:
Durham:

7.6% (9,467)
North Carolina:

10.4% (446,866)
7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m.:
Durham:

12.8% (15,918)
North Carolina:

15.5% (665,717)
7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m.:
Durham:

12.3% (15,319)
North Carolina:

13.5% (578,482)
8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m.:
Durham:

12.4% (15,358)
North Carolina:

10.9% (468,057)
8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m.:
Durham:

10.2% (12,612)
North Carolina:

5.2% (222,233)
9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m.:
Durham:

9.5% (11,851)
North Carolina:

5.8% (248,605)
10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m.:
Durham:

3.1% (3,872)
North Carolina:

2.8% (121,334)
11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m.:
Durham:

1.4% (1,696)
North Carolina:

1.2% (51,852)
12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m.:
Durham:

5.4% (6,766)
North Carolina:

6.7% (288,068)
4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.:
Durham:

8.9% (11,067)
North Carolina:

7.2% (311,450)

Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2000 (%)

12:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m.:
Durham:

1.8% (1,633)
North Carolina:

2.6% (100,622)
5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m.:
Durham:

1.2% (1,101)
North Carolina:

2.4% (92,195)
5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.:
Durham:

2.3% (2,146)
North Carolina:

4.3% (165,079)
6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m.:
Durham:

6.2% (5,816)
North Carolina:

9.2% (352,565)
6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m.:
Durham:

9.3% (8,660)
North Carolina:

12.0% (460,363)
7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m.:
Durham:

14.5% (13,524)
North Carolina:

15.8% (606,151)
7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m.:
Durham:

17.8% (16,536)
North Carolina:

16.7% (642,254)
8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m.:
Durham:

14.8% (13,806)
North Carolina:

10.0% (383,802)
8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m.:
Durham:

7.8% (7,248)
North Carolina:

4.4% (169,515)
9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m.:
Durham:

6.3% (5,905)
North Carolina:

4.4% (167,594)
10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m.:
Durham:

2.4% (2,232)
North Carolina:

1.8% (67,524)
11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m.:
Durham:

0.9% (849)
North Carolina:

0.8% (30,822)
12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m.:
Durham:

5.8% (5,352)
North Carolina:

6.1% (234,783)
4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.:
Durham:

6.2% (5,759)
North Carolina:

6.8% (261,553)

Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2015 (%) - Males

    12:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m. - Males:
    Durham:

    5.0% (3,080)
    North Carolina:

    4.5% (103,484)
    5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m. - Males:
    Durham:

    1.9% (1,194)
    North Carolina:

    4.5% (102,866)
    5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m. - Males:
    Durham:

    2.9% (1,809)
    North Carolina:

    5.4% (123,318)
    6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m. - Males:
    Durham:

    10.8% (6,662)
    North Carolina:

    11.4% (258,781)
    6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m. - Males:
    Durham:

    7.5% (4,625)
    North Carolina:

    11.0% (250,670)
    7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m. - Males:
    Durham:

    10.1% (6,236)
    North Carolina:

    14.9% (338,820)
    7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m. - Males:
    Durham:

    11.9% (7,369)
    North Carolina:

    11.9% (270,473)
    8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m. - Males:
    Durham:

    11.5% (7,134)
    North Carolina:

    10.1% (229,236)
    8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m. - Males:
    Durham:

    9.4% (5,818)
    North Carolina:

    4.4% (99,101)
    9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m. - Males:
    Durham:

    11.1% (6,865)
    North Carolina:

    4.9% (110,560)
    10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m. - Males:
    Durham:

    3.1% (1,945)
    North Carolina:

    2.3% (53,030)
    11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m. - Males:
    Durham:

    0.9% (534)
    North Carolina:

    1.1% (24,172)
    12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m. - Males:
    Durham:

    6.0% (3,681)
    North Carolina:

    6.4% (144,650)
    4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. - Males:
    Durham:

    7.8% (4,851)
    North Carolina:

    7.4% (168,630)

Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2015 (%) - Females

    12:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m. - Females:
    Durham:

    2.3% (1,422)
    North Carolina:

    2.6% (53,206)
    5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m. - Females:
    Durham:

    1.1% (706)
    North Carolina:

    2.0% (41,155)
    5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m. - Females:
    Durham:

    2.1% (1,308)
    North Carolina:

    3.1% (63,522)
    6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m. - Females:
    Durham:

    6.6% (4,118)
    North Carolina:

    7.3% (148,260)
    6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m. - Females:
    Durham:

    7.8% (4,842)
    North Carolina:

    9.7% (196,196)
    7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m. - Females:
    Durham:

    15.5% (9,682)
    North Carolina:

    16.2% (326,897)
    7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m. - Females:
    Durham:

    12.7% (7,950)
    North Carolina:

    15.3% (308,009)
    8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m. - Females:
    Durham:

    13.2% (8,224)
    North Carolina:

    11.8% (238,821)
    8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m. - Females:
    Durham:

    10.9% (6,794)
    North Carolina:

    6.1% (123,132)
    9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m. - Females:
    Durham:

    8.0% (4,986)
    North Carolina:

    6.8% (138,045)
    10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m. - Females:
    Durham:

    3.1% (1,927)
    North Carolina:

    3.4% (68,304)
    11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m. - Females:
    Durham:

    1.9% (1,162)
    North Carolina:

    1.4% (27,680)
    12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m. - Females:
    Durham:

    4.9% (3,085)
    North Carolina:

    7.1% (143,418)
    4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. - Females:
    Durham:

    10.0% (6,216)
    North Carolina:

    7.1% (142,820)

Travel time to work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 75.0%
Number of people working at home: 2,490 (2.7% of all workers)
Daytime population change due to commuting: +27,102 (+14.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 59,296 (63.7%)

Travel time to work (in minutes) by means of transportation (%)

Less than 30 minutes - public transportation:
Durham:

41.4% (1,356)
North Carolina:

45.2% (15,722)
Less than 30 minutes - other means:
Durham:

78.5% (68,550)
North Carolina:

69.8% (2,581,739)
30 to 44 minutes - public transportation:
Durham:

26.8% (877)
North Carolina:

21.7% (7,536)
30 to 44 minutes - other means:
Durham:

15.3% (13,366)
North Carolina:

18.4% (681,651)
45 to 59 minutes - public transportation:
Durham:

13.5% (441)
North Carolina:

10.3% (3,581)
45 to 59 minutes - other means:
Durham:

3.5% (3,074)
North Carolina:

6.2% (230,033)
60 or more minutes - public transportation:
Durham:

18.4% (601)
North Carolina:

22.9% (7,964)
60 or more minutes - other means:
Durham:

2.6% (2,302)
North Carolina:

5.6% (206,596)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2015 (%)

Working at home in 2015 - Durham

Working at home in 2015 - North Carolina

Less than 5 minutes:
Durham:

1.1% (1,850)
North Carolina:

2.8% (122,165)
5 to 9 minutes:
Durham:

7.2% (11,886)
North Carolina:

9.5% (409,003)
10 to 14 minutes:
Durham:

14.0% (23,210)
North Carolina:

14.9% (639,157)
15 to 19 minutes:
Durham:

16.5% (27,456)
North Carolina:

17.5% (752,267)
20 to 24 minutes:
Durham:

15.6% (25,950)
North Carolina:

15.5% (666,024)
25 to 29 minutes:
Durham:

8.0% (13,324)
North Carolina:

7.1% (303,106)
30 to 34 minutes:
Durham:

13.9% (23,131)
North Carolina:

13.4% (576,006)
35 to 39 minutes:
Durham:

3.6% (5,902)
North Carolina:

3.1% (132,923)
40 to 44 minutes:
Durham:

5.7% (9,508)
North Carolina:

3.3% (140,582)
45 to 59 minutes:
Durham:

7.3% (12,196)
North Carolina:

7.1% (304,579)
60 to 89 minutes:
Durham:

5.7% (9,418)
North Carolina:

3.9% (167,839)
90 or more minutes:
Durham:

1.3% (2,223)
North Carolina:

1.9% (79,614)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2000 (%)

Working at home in 2000 - Durham

Working at home in 2000 - North Carolina

Less than 5 minutes:
Durham:

2.2% (2,087)
North Carolina:

2.9% (112,337)
5 to 9 minutes:
Durham:

9.9% (9,196)
North Carolina:

10.2% (391,604)
10 to 14 minutes:
Durham:

17.9% (16,673)
North Carolina:

15.7% (604,412)
15 to 19 minutes:
Durham:

23.4% (21,811)
North Carolina:

17.5% (670,644)
20 to 24 minutes:
Durham:

16.4% (15,261)
North Carolina:

15.5% (592,941)
25 to 29 minutes:
Durham:

5.2% (4,878)
North Carolina:

5.9% (225,523)
30 to 34 minutes:
Durham:

11.9% (11,118)
North Carolina:

12.9% (496,268)
35 to 39 minutes:
Durham:

1.7% (1,550)
North Carolina:

2.4% (92,870)
40 to 44 minutes:
Durham:

1.7% (1,575)
North Carolina:

2.6% (100,049)
45 to 59 minutes:
Durham:

3.8% (3,515)
North Carolina:

6.1% (233,614)
60 to 89 minutes:
Durham:

2.0% (1,823)
North Carolina:

3.4% (129,556)
90 or more minutes:
Durham:

1.2% (1,080)
North Carolina:

2.2% (85,004)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2015 (%) - Males

    Less than 5 minutes - Males:
    Durham:

    0.8% (640)
    North Carolina:

    3.1% (70,076)
    5 to 9 minutes - Males:
    Durham:

    7.0% (5,783)
    North Carolina:

    8.9% (201,175)
    10 to 14 minutes - Males:
    Durham:

    13.9% (11,474)
    North Carolina:

    14.0% (317,941)
    15 to 19 minutes - Males:
    Durham:

    15.9% (13,204)
    North Carolina:

    16.7% (378,426)
    20 to 24 minutes - Males:
    Durham:

    17.2% (14,243)
    North Carolina:

    14.9% (338,071)
    25 to 29 minutes - Males:
    Durham:

    7.2% (5,943)
    North Carolina:

    6.9% (156,192)
    30 to 34 minutes - Males:
    Durham:

    13.0% (10,740)
    North Carolina:

    14.1% (319,808)
    35 to 39 minutes - Males:
    Durham:

    3.9% (3,195)
    North Carolina:

    3.2% (73,231)
    40 to 44 minutes - Males:
    Durham:

    6.3% (5,222)
    North Carolina:

    3.6% (82,400)
    45 to 59 minutes - Males:
    Durham:

    7.4% (6,129)
    North Carolina:

    7.7% (173,481)
    60 to 89 minutes - Males:
    Durham:

    6.1% (5,021)
    North Carolina:

    4.5% (102,756)
    90 or more minutes - Males:
    Durham:

    1.5% (1,202)
    North Carolina:

    2.3% (53,181)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2015 (%) - Females

    Less than 5 minutes - Females:
    Durham:

    1.5% (1,210)
    North Carolina:

    2.6% (52,089)
    5 to 9 minutes - Females:
    Durham:

    7.3% (6,103)
    North Carolina:

    10.3% (207,828)
    10 to 14 minutes - Females:
    Durham:

    14.1% (11,736)
    North Carolina:

    15.9% (321,216)
    15 to 19 minutes - Females:
    Durham:

    17.1% (14,252)
    North Carolina:

    18.4% (373,841)
    20 to 24 minutes - Females:
    Durham:

    14.1% (11,707)
    North Carolina:

    16.2% (327,953)
    25 to 29 minutes - Females:
    Durham:

    8.9% (7,381)
    North Carolina:

    7.2% (146,914)
    30 to 34 minutes - Females:
    Durham:

    14.9% (12,391)
    North Carolina:

    12.6% (256,198)
    35 to 39 minutes - Females:
    Durham:

    3.3% (2,707)
    North Carolina:

    2.9% (59,692)
    40 to 44 minutes - Females:
    Durham:

    5.1% (4,286)
    North Carolina:

    2.9% (58,182)
    45 to 59 minutes - Females:
    Durham:

    7.3% (6,067)
    North Carolina:

    6.5% (131,098)
    60 to 89 minutes - Females:
    Durham:

    5.3% (4,397)
    North Carolina:

    3.2% (65,083)
    90 or more minutes - Females:
    Durham:

    1.2% (1,021)
    North Carolina:

    1.3% (26,433)

Means of transportation to work

Means of transportation to work in 2015 - Durham

Means of transportation to work in 2015 - North Carolina

Drove car alone:
Durham:

80.2% (139,784)
North Carolina:

81.6% (3,687,937)
Carpooled:
Durham:

8.9% (15,596)
North Carolina:

9.4% (422,808)
Bus or trolley bus:
Durham:

2.9% (5,096)
North Carolina:

1.0% (45,646)
Bicycle:
Durham:

0.7% (1,288)
North Carolina:

0.2% (10,217)
Walked:
Durham:

1.7% (2,911)
North Carolina:

1.7% (77,617)
Other means:
Durham:

0.8% (1,379)
North Carolina:

1.0% (43,669)

Means of transportation to work in 2000 - Durham

Means of transportation to work in 2000 - North Carolina

Drove car alone:
Durham:

72.7% (67,661)
North Carolina:

79.4% (3,046,666)
Carpooled:
Durham:

17.0% (15,830)
North Carolina:

14.0% (538,264)
Bus or trolley bus:
Durham:

3.3% (3,056)
North Carolina:

0.7% (28,053)
Subway or elevated:
Durham:

0.0% (16)
North Carolina:

0.0% (526)
Railroad:
Durham:

0.0% (6)
North Carolina:

0.0% (481)
Taxicab:
Durham:

0.2% (197)
North Carolina:

0.1% (5,087)
Motorcycle:
Durham:

0.1% (81)
North Carolina:

0.1% (3,610)
Bicycle:
Durham:

0.4% (385)
North Carolina:

0.2% (6,840)
Walked:
Durham:

3.1% (2,881)
North Carolina:

1.9% (74,147)
Other means:
Durham:

0.5% (454)
North Carolina:

0.8% (30,492)

Means of transportation to work in 2015 - Durham (Males)

Means of transportation to work in 2015 - North Carolina (Males)

    Drove car alone - Males:
    Durham:

    79.3% (68,726)
    North Carolina:

    80.6% (1,918,964)
    Carpooled - Males:
    Durham:

    8.9% (7,736)
    North Carolina:

    10.0% (237,286)
    Bus or trolley bus - Males:
    Durham:

    3.4% (2,954)
    North Carolina:

    1.0% (23,546)
    Bicycle - Males:
    Durham:

    1.1% (973)
    North Carolina:

    0.3% (7,416)
    Walked - Males:
    Durham:

    1.9% (1,628)
    North Carolina:

    2.0% (47,008)
    Other means - Males:
    Durham:

    0.9% (779)
    North Carolina:

    1.2% (28,839)

Means of transportation to work in 2015 - Durham (Females)

Means of transportation to work in 2015Travel time to work - North Carolina (Females)

    Drove car alone - Females:
    Durham:

    81.0% (71,058)
    North Carolina:

    82.7% (1,768,973)
    Carpooled - Females:
    Durham:

    9.0% (7,860)
    North Carolina:

    8.7% (185,522)
    Bus or trolley bus - Females:
    Durham:

    2.4% (2,142)
    North Carolina:

    1.0% (22,100)
    Bicycle - Females:
    Durham:

    0.4% (315)
    North Carolina:

    0.1% (2,801)
    Walked - Females:
    Durham:

    1.5% (1,283)
    North Carolina:

    1.4% (30,609)
    Other means - Females:
    Durham:

    0.7% (600)
    North Carolina:

    0.7% (14,830)

Private vehicle occupancy

Private vehicle occupancy (%)

Drove alone:
Durham:

81.0% (67,661)
North Carolina:

85.0% (3,046,666)
In 2 person carpool:
Durham:

12.5% (10,396)
North Carolina:

11.2% (400,358)
In 3 person carpool:
Durham:

3.6% (3,003)
North Carolina:

2.3% (81,334)
In 4 person carpool:
Durham:

1.8% (1,479)
North Carolina:

0.8% (30,152)
In 5-6 person carpool:
Durham:

0.8% (662)
North Carolina:

0.5% (16,868)
In 7+ person carpool:
Durham:

0.3% (290)
North Carolina:

0.3% (9,552)

Class of Workers

Class of Workers (%)

Employee of private company:
Durham:

63.2% (59,884)
North Carolina:

70.1% (2,681,729)
Self-employed in own incorporated business:
Durham:

2.0% (1,911)
North Carolina:

3.2% (122,691)
Private not-for-profit wage and salary workers:
Durham:

13.2% (12,545)
North Carolina:

5.5% (208,520)
Local government workers:
Durham:

4.9% (4,641)
North Carolina:

5.6% (213,936)
State government workers:
Durham:

8.6% (8,098)
North Carolina:

6.8% (261,070)
Federal government workers:
Durham:

3.2% (3,044)
North Carolina:

2.1% (81,224)
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business:
Durham:

4.6% (4,320)
North Carolina:

6.4% (245,017)
Unpaid family workers:
Durham:

0.3% (262)
North Carolina:

0.3% (10,554)

Class of Workers (%) - Males

Employee of private company - Males:
Durham:

67.6% (32,529)
North Carolina:

72.8% (1,474,251)
Self-employed in own incorporated business - Males:
Durham:

2.7% (1,310)
North Carolina:

4.4% (89,296)
Private not-for-profit wage and salary workers - Males:
Durham:

10.6% (5,089)
North Carolina:

3.4% (69,677)
Local government workers - Males:
Durham:

4.0% (1,920)
North Carolina:

4.2% (85,279)
State government workers - Males:
Durham:

6.4% (3,075)
North Carolina:

4.7% (95,509)
Federal government workers - Males:
Durham:

3.2% (1,535)
North Carolina:

2.2% (44,612)
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business - Males:
Durham:

5.2% (2,522)
North Carolina:

7.9% (160,482)
Unpaid family workers - Males:
Durham:

0.3% (164)
North Carolina:

0.3% (5,072)

Class of Workers (%) - Females

Employee of private company - Females:
Durham:

58.8% (27,355)
North Carolina:

67.1% (1,207,478)
Self-employed in own incorporated business - Females:
Durham:

1.3% (601)
North Carolina:

1.9% (33,395)
Private not-for-profit wage and salary workers - Females:
Durham:

16.0% (7,456)
North Carolina:

7.7% (138,843)
Local government workers - Females:
Durham:

5.8% (2,721)
North Carolina:

7.1% (128,657)
State government workers - Females:
Durham:

10.8% (5,023)
North Carolina:

9.2% (165,561)
Federal government workers - Females:
Durham:

3.2% (1,509)
North Carolina:

2.0% (36,612)
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business - Females:
Durham:

3.9% (1,798)
North Carolina:

4.7% (84,535)
Unpaid family workers - Females:
Durham:

0.2% (98)
North Carolina:

0.3% (5,482)
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