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Work and Jobs in Selma, North Carolina (NC) Detailed Stats
Occupations, Industries, Unemployment, Workers, Commute


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The most common industries in Selma are: Construction (17.1% of civilian employees), Public administration (7.1% of civilian employees), Accommodation & food services (5.8% of civilian employees). 63.9% of workers work in Johnston County and 2.0% of all workers work at home. 72.9% of workers are employees of private companies, which is 4.5% greater than the rate of 69.6% across the entire state of North Carolina.

Whole page based on the data from 2000 / 2019 when the population of Selma, North Carolina was 5,914 / 7,173

Most common industries

Most common industries
Most common industries for males
Most common industries for females

Most common industries

Industry

All

Males

Females

Construction17.1%
(381)
30.6%
(372)
0.9%
(9)
Public administration7.1%
(157)
8.6%
(105)
5.1%
(52)
Accommodation and food services5.8%
(128)
5.4%
(65)
6.2%
(63)
Educational services5.6%
(125)
3.1%
(38)
8.6%
(87)
Health care5.3%
(119)
1.8%
(22)
9.6%
(97)
Computer and electronic products4.9%
(110)
3.5%
(43)
6.6%
(67)
Machinery2.7%
(61)
2.8%
(34)
2.7%
(27)
Food and beverage stores2.5%
(55)
1.6%
(19)
3.6%
(36)
Social assistance2.5%
(55)
0.4%
(5)
4.9%
(50)
Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations2.2%
(50)
1.7%
(21)
2.9%
(29)
Department and other general merchandise stores2.2%
(50)
0.5%
(6)
4.4%
(44)
Chemicals2.2%
(48)
2.4%
(29)
1.9%
(19)
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers2.0%
(44)
1.2%
(14)
3.0%
(30)
Electrical equipment, appliances, and components2.0%
(44)
1.0%
(12)
3.2%
(32)
Transportation equipment2.0%
(44)
1.2%
(15)
2.9%
(29)
Finance and insurance1.9%
(42)
1.1%
(13)
2.9%
(29)
Broadcasting and telecommunications1.9%
(42)
0.5%
(6)
3.6%
(36)
Metal and metal products1.7%
(37)
2.1%
(25)
1.2%
(12)
Motor vehicle and parts dealers1.6%
(36)
1.6%
(20)
1.6%
(16)
Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores1.4%
(32)
1.2%
(14)
1.8%
(18)
Repair and maintenance1.4%
(32)
2.0%
(24)
0.8%
(8)
Administrative and support and waste management services1.4%
(32)
2.1%
(26)
0.6%
(6)
Professional, scientific, and technical services1.4%
(32)
1.9%
(23)
0.9%
(9)
Utilities1.2%
(27)
1.2%
(15)
1.2%
(12)
Textile mills and textile products1.2%
(26)
0.0%
(0)
2.6%
(26)
Miscellaneous manufacturing1.1%
(24)
2.0%
(24)
0.0%
(0)
Truck transportation1.1%
(24)
2.0%
(24)
0.0%
(0)
Pharmacies and drug stores1.1%
(24)
0.0%
(0)
2.4%
(24)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting1.0%
(22)
1.8%
(22)
0.0%
(0)
Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers1.0%
(22)
1.1%
(13)
0.9%
(9)
Electrical and electronic goods merchant wholesalers0.9%
(20)
1.2%
(14)
0.6%
(6)
Plastics and rubber products0.9%
(20)
0.0%
(0)
2.0%
(20)
Furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores0.9%
(19)
1.6%
(19)
0.0%
(0)
Lumber and other construction materials merchant wholesalers0.8%
(18)
1.5%
(18)
0.0%
(0)
Food0.8%
(17)
0.5%
(6)
1.1%
(11)
Furniture and related product manufacturing0.8%
(17)
1.0%
(12)
0.5%
(5)
Motor vehicles, parts and supplies merchant wholesalers0.8%
(17)
1.4%
(17)
0.0%
(0)
Wood products0.7%
(16)
0.0%
(0)
1.6%
(16)
Other direct selling establishments0.7%
(16)
0.7%
(8)
0.8%
(8)
Vending machine operators0.6%
(13)
1.1%
(13)
0.0%
(0)
Real estate and rental and leasing0.6%
(13)
0.6%
(7)
0.6%
(6)
Personal and laundry services0.6%
(13)
0.0%
(0)
1.3%
(13)
Beverage and tobacco products0.5%
(11)
0.0%
(0)
1.1%
(11)
Printing and related support activities0.5%
(11)
0.9%
(11)
0.0%
(0)
Sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores0.4%
(10)
0.8%
(10)
0.0%
(0)
Apparel0.4%
(9)
0.0%
(0)
0.9%
(9)
Office supplies and stationery stores0.4%
(9)
0.0%
(0)
0.9%
(9)
Private households0.4%
(9)
0.0%
(0)
0.9%
(9)
U. S. Postal service0.4%
(8)
0.7%
(8)
0.0%
(0)
Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers0.3%
(7)
0.6%
(7)
0.0%
(0)
Book stores and news dealers0.3%
(6)
0.0%
(0)
0.6%
(6)
Health and personal care, except drug, stores0.3%
(6)
0.0%
(0)
0.6%
(6)
Air transportation0.3%
(6)
0.5%
(6)
0.0%
(0)
Nonmetallic mineral products0.2%
(5)
0.4%
(5)
0.0%
(0)
Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers0.2%
(4)
0.3%
(4)
0.0%
(0)

Unemployment in Selma

  • Unemployment by race in 2019
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 14.8%Males
  • 5.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 19.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 68.2%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 6.5%Males
  • 4.9%Females
  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 2.8%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 2.3%Males
  • 14.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 9.1%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 4.5%Males
  • 11.5%Females

Time leaving home to go to work

Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2019
12:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m.:
Selma:

11.8% (308)
North Carolina:

4.0% (185,381)
5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m.:
Selma:

15.6% (407)
North Carolina:

3.4% (157,649)
5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.:
Selma:

1.7% (43)
North Carolina:

4.5% (209,360)
6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m.:
Selma:

11.8% (309)
North Carolina:

9.2% (421,873)
6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m.:
Selma:

8.3% (218)
North Carolina:

10.3% (476,198)
7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m.:
Selma:

8.8% (229)
North Carolina:

15.3% (705,600)
7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m.:
Selma:

10.5% (274)
North Carolina:

13.1% (602,834)
8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m.:
Selma:

4.1% (107)
North Carolina:

11.1% (512,802)
8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m.:
Selma:

2.5% (65)
North Carolina:

5.4% (250,549)
9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m.:
Selma:

5.4% (140)
North Carolina:

6.1% (283,054)
10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m.:
Selma:

8.8% (230)
North Carolina:

2.8% (129,557)
11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m.:
Selma:

0.4% (9)
North Carolina:

1.3% (59,103)
12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m.:
Selma:

3.5% (92)
North Carolina:

6.7% (309,889)
4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.:
Selma:

11.1% (290)
North Carolina:

6.6% (302,847)
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2000
<5am:
Selma:

2.1% (47)
North Carolina:

2.6% (100,622)
5:30am:
Selma:

4.3% (95)
North Carolina:

2.4% (92,195)
6am:
Selma:

6.5% (144)
North Carolina:

4.3% (165,079)
6:30am:
Selma:

9.9% (218)
North Carolina:

9.2% (352,565)
7am:
Selma:

12.0% (264)
North Carolina:

12.0% (460,363)
7:30am:
Selma:

21.0% (462)
North Carolina:

15.8% (606,151)
8am:
Selma:

16.2% (356)
North Carolina:

16.7% (642,254)
8:30am:
Selma:

3.8% (84)
North Carolina:

10.0% (383,802)
9am:
Selma:

1.8% (40)
North Carolina:

4.4% (169,515)
10am:
Selma:

6.2% (137)
North Carolina:

4.4% (167,594)
11am:
Selma:

0.7% (15)
North Carolina:

1.8% (67,524)
12pm:
Selma:

0.8% (17)
North Carolina:

0.8% (30,822)
4pm:
Selma:

6.2% (137)
North Carolina:

6.1% (234,783)
>4pm:
Selma:

7.5% (166)
North Carolina:

6.8% (261,553)
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2019 - Males
12:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m. - Males:
Selma:

12.5% (153)
North Carolina:

5.1% (123,012)
5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m. - Males:
Selma:

16.3% (199)
North Carolina:

4.5% (107,359)
5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m. - Males:
Selma:

3.7% (45)
North Carolina:

5.7% (137,945)
6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m. - Males:
Selma:

11.2% (137)
North Carolina:

10.8% (259,221)
6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m. - Males:
Selma:

8.3% (101)
North Carolina:

11.0% (263,722)
7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m. - Males:
Selma:

12.8% (156)
North Carolina:

14.8% (356,746)
7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m. - Males:
Selma:

7.7% (94)
North Carolina:

11.6% (278,877)
8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m. - Males:
Selma:

4.1% (50)
North Carolina:

10.5% (252,153)
8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m. - Males:
Selma:

1.1% (14)
North Carolina:

4.6% (111,722)
9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m. - Males:
Selma:

3.5% (42)
North Carolina:

5.2% (125,270)
10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m. - Males:
Selma:

6.1% (74)
North Carolina:

2.4% (56,636)
11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m. - Males:
Selma:

0.8% (9)
North Carolina:

1.1% (25,453)
12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m. - Males:
Selma:

4.0% (48)
North Carolina:

6.4% (154,653)
4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. - Males:
Selma:

8.1% (99)
North Carolina:

6.3% (151,601)
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2019 - Females
12:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m. - Females:
Selma:

11.4% (158)
North Carolina:

2.8% (62,369)
5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m. - Females:
Selma:

16.1% (224)
North Carolina:

2.3% (50,290)
5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m. - Females:
Selma:

0.2% (3)
North Carolina:

3.2% (71,415)
6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m. - Females:
Selma:

12.9% (179)
North Carolina:

7.4% (162,652)
6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m. - Females:
Selma:

8.4% (116)
North Carolina:

9.6% (212,476)
7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m. - Females:
Selma:

5.4% (75)
North Carolina:

15.8% (348,854)
7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m. - Females:
Selma:

13.2% (183)
North Carolina:

14.7% (323,957)
8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m. - Females:
Selma:

4.1% (56)
North Carolina:

11.8% (260,649)
8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m. - Females:
Selma:

3.0% (41)
North Carolina:

6.3% (138,827)
9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m. - Females:
Selma:

7.0% (98)
North Carolina:

7.2% (157,784)
10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m. - Females:
Selma:

11.2% (155)
North Carolina:

3.3% (72,921)
12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m. - Females:
Selma:

2.9% (40)
North Carolina:

7.0% (155,236)
4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. - Females:
Selma:

13.1% (182)
North Carolina:

6.9% (151,246)

Travel time to work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 63.9%
Number of people working at home: 52 (2.0% of all workers)
Travel time to work (in minutes) by means of transportation
Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Working at home in 2019
Less than 5 minutes:
Selma:

4.0% (115)
North Carolina:

2.8% (127,856)
5 to 9 minutes:
Selma:

7.5% (214)
North Carolina:

9.0% (416,277)
10 to 14 minutes:
Selma:

21.6% (613)
North Carolina:

14.1% (651,554)
15 to 19 minutes:
Selma:

18.2% (519)
North Carolina:

16.6% (764,646)
20 to 24 minutes:
Selma:

14.9% (425)
North Carolina:

15.1% (695,132)
25 to 29 minutes:
Selma:

3.4% (96)
North Carolina:

7.0% (324,401)
30 to 34 minutes:
Selma:

6.4% (183)
North Carolina:

13.4% (617,561)
35 to 39 minutes:
Selma:

3.6% (101)
North Carolina:

3.5% (160,348)
40 to 44 minutes:
Selma:

2.1% (59)
North Carolina:

3.7% (172,874)
45 to 59 minutes:
Selma:

7.4% (212)
North Carolina:

7.7% (357,166)
60 to 89 minutes:
Selma:

8.5% (242)
North Carolina:

4.8% (221,792)
90 or more minutes:
Selma:

2.2% (62)
North Carolina:

2.2% (103,428)
Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2000
Working at home in 2000
Less than 5 minutes:
Selma:

3.0% (67)
North Carolina:

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

15.7% (346)
North Carolina:

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

13.9% (305)
North Carolina:

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

18.6% (410)
North Carolina:

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

9.1% (201)
North Carolina:

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

0.7% (16)
North Carolina:

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

7.4% (162)
North Carolina:

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

3.5% (76)
North Carolina:

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

7.3% (161)
North Carolina:

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

12.5% (275)
North Carolina:

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

4.7% (103)
North Carolina:

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

2.7% (60)
North Carolina:

2.2% (85,004)
Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019 - Males
Less than 5 minutes - Males:
Selma:

2.3% (42)
North Carolina:

3.1% (74,533)
5 to 9 minutes - Males:
Selma:

4.5% (82)
North Carolina:

8.5% (204,259)
10 to 14 minutes - Males:
Selma:

23.1% (425)
North Carolina:

13.4% (322,621)
15 to 19 minutes - Males:
Selma:

14.1% (259)
North Carolina:

16.0% (384,090)
20 to 24 minutes - Males:
Selma:

18.0% (332)
North Carolina:

14.6% (351,199)
25 to 29 minutes - Males:
Selma:

3.6% (67)
North Carolina:

6.9% (165,128)
30 to 34 minutes - Males:
Selma:

7.8% (143)
North Carolina:

13.6% (327,063)
35 to 39 minutes - Males:
Selma:

1.7% (32)
North Carolina:

3.5% (83,807)
40 to 44 minutes - Males:
Selma:

1.4% (25)
North Carolina:

3.8% (92,418)
45 to 59 minutes - Males:
Selma:

6.2% (114)
North Carolina:

8.0% (191,904)
60 to 89 minutes - Males:
Selma:

12.8% (235)
North Carolina:

5.7% (136,582)
90 or more minutes - Males:
Selma:

2.0% (37)
North Carolina:

2.9% (68,515)
Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019 - Females
Less than 5 minutes - Females:
Selma:

7.5% (77)
North Carolina:

2.4% (53,323)
5 to 9 minutes - Females:
Selma:

12.8% (133)
North Carolina:

9.6% (212,018)
10 to 14 minutes - Females:
Selma:

19.3% (200)
North Carolina:

14.9% (328,933)
15 to 19 minutes - Females:
Selma:

25.1% (260)
North Carolina:

17.2% (380,556)
20 to 24 minutes - Females:
Selma:

10.5% (109)
North Carolina:

15.6% (343,933)
25 to 29 minutes - Females:
Selma:

3.0% (31)
North Carolina:

7.2% (159,273)
30 to 34 minutes - Females:
Selma:

4.5% (47)
North Carolina:

13.1% (290,498)
35 to 39 minutes - Females:
Selma:

3.4% (35)
North Carolina:

3.5% (76,541)
40 to 44 minutes - Females:
Selma:

3.4% (35)
North Carolina:

3.6% (80,456)
45 to 59 minutes - Females:
Selma:

9.4% (98)
North Carolina:

7.5% (165,262)
90 or more minutes - Females:
Selma:

1.8% (18)
North Carolina:

1.6% (34,913)

Means of transportation to work

Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Selma
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - North Carolina
Drove car alone:
Selma:

88.3% (2,397)
North Carolina:

86.1% (1,922,576)
Carpooled:
Selma:

10.1% (273)
North Carolina:

9.3% (199,126)
Subway or elevated rail:
Selma:

1.0% (26)
North Carolina:

0.0% (1,098)
Walked:
Selma:

0.7% (18)
North Carolina:

1.9% (35,534)
Means of transportation to work in 2000 - Selma
Means of transportation to work in 2000 - North Carolina
Drove car alone:
Selma:

69.8% (1,538)
North Carolina:

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

24.0% (528)
North Carolina:

14.0% (538,264)
Taxicab:
Selma:

2.6% (58)
North Carolina:

0.1% (5,087)
Walked:
Selma:

1.4% (30)
North Carolina:

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

1.3% (28)
North Carolina:

0.8% (30,492)
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Selma (Males)
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - North Carolina (Males)
Drove car alone - Males:
Selma:

92.8% (1,532)
North Carolina:

85.3% (1,922,576)
Carpooled - Males:
Selma:

6.7% (111)
North Carolina:

9.6% (199,126)
Walked - Males:
Selma:

0.5% (8)
North Carolina:

2.1% (35,534)
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Selma (Females)
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - North Carolina (Females)
Drove car alone - Females:
Selma:

81.3% (861)
North Carolina:

87.0% (1,922,576)
Carpooled - Females:
Selma:

15.3% (162)
North Carolina:

9.0% (199,126)
Subway or elevated rail - Females:
Selma:

2.5% (26)
North Carolina:

0.0% (1,098)
Walked - Females:
Selma:

0.9% (9)
North Carolina:

1.6% (35,534)

Private vehicle occupancy

Private vehicle occupancy in 2019
Drove alone:
Selma:

84.1% (2,070)
North Carolina:

90.2% (3,958,871)
In 2 person carpool:
Selma:

13.5% (334)
North Carolina:

7.2% (313,948)
In 3 person carpool:
Selma:

0.4% (9)
North Carolina:

1.4% (62,546)
In 5-6 person carpool:
Selma:

1.6% (38)
North Carolina:

0.4% (16,118)
Private vehicle occupancy in 2000
Drove alone:
Selma:

74.4% (1,538)
North Carolina:

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

16.0% (331)
North Carolina:

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

6.8% (141)
North Carolina:

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

1.6% (33)
North Carolina:

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

1.1% (23)
North Carolina:

0.5% (16,868)

Class of workers

Class of Workers in 2019
Employee of private company:
Selma:

72.9% (1,965)
North Carolina:

69.6% (3,436,459)
Self-employed in own incorporated business:
Selma:

1.7% (46)
North Carolina:

3.9% (190,753)
Private not-for-profit wage and salary workers:
Selma:

3.5% (95)
North Carolina:

7.3% (362,379)
Local government workers:
Selma:

10.1% (271)
North Carolina:

5.9% (290,589)
State government workers:
Selma:

3.5% (94)
North Carolina:

5.5% (273,008)
Federal government workers:
Selma:

0.3% (7)
North Carolina:

1.8% (88,396)
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business:
Selma:

7.3% (197)
North Carolina:

5.7% (283,117)
Class of Workers in 2000
Employee of private company:
Selma:

73.6% (1,638)
North Carolina:

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

0.6% (14)
North Carolina:

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

3.9% (86)
North Carolina:

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

7.8% (174)
North Carolina:

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

9.1% (202)
North Carolina:

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

0.6% (14)
North Carolina:

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

3.9% (86)
North Carolina:

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

0.5% (11)
North Carolina:

0.3% (10,554)
Class of Workers in 2019 - Males
Employee of private company - Males:
Selma:

71.4% (891)
North Carolina:

73.2% (1,848,156)
Self-employed in own incorporated business - Males:
Selma:

2.1% (26)
North Carolina:

4.9% (124,123)
Private not-for-profit wage and salary workers - Males:
Selma:

0.3% (4)
North Carolina:

5.0% (125,456)
Local government workers - Males:
Selma:

14.0% (175)
North Carolina:

4.4% (109,924)
State government workers - Males:
Selma:

3.2% (40)
North Carolina:

4.0% (101,642)
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business - Males:
Selma:

6.9% (86)
North Carolina:

6.5% (163,624)
Class of Workers in 2019 - Females
Employee of private company - Females:
Selma:

74.1% (1,073)
North Carolina:

65.8% (1,588,303)
Self-employed in own incorporated business - Females:
Selma:

1.4% (20)
North Carolina:

2.8% (66,630)
Private not-for-profit wage and salary workers - Females:
Selma:

6.3% (91)
North Carolina:

9.8% (236,923)
Local government workers - Females:
Selma:

6.6% (96)
North Carolina:

7.5% (180,665)
State government workers - Females:
Selma:

3.7% (54)
North Carolina:

7.1% (171,366)
Federal government workers - Females:
Selma:

0.5% (7)
North Carolina:

1.7% (41,383)
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business - Females:
Selma:

7.7% (111)
North Carolina:

5.0% (119,493)
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