Workforce Data

Workforce development is one of Craven County’s top priorities. We partner with Craven Community College, local primary and secondary schools and non-profits to assist in the development of a high-puality, skilled workforce. businesses here have access to training and employment opportunities provided by local and state agencies. In Craven County we work together for your business’s success and development.

Workforce StatisticsNov-17
Civilian Labor Force41,934
Unemployment Rate4.80%

Unemployment Rates
Craven County4.80%
North Carolina4.40%
United States3.90%
Rates are not seasonally adjusted

Military Presence (MCAS Cherry Point, Havelock NC
Havelock is home to Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, a military base that was founded in May of 1942. Cherry Point is one of the country’s largest Marine corps air stations, occupying nearly 16,000 acres. It is home to the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing and t he Navy’s Fleet Readiness Center-East - the largest industrial employer in eastern North Carolina. Many Marines transition from military life to jobs in the civilian sector, right here in Craven County.
MCAS Cherry Point (Havelock, NC)2017
Military Personnel8,987
Civilian Employees5,771
Military Dependents28,561
Military Retirees (within 40 mile radius)6,677