Chatham County’s Economy

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The statistics below are provided by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics and the North Carolina, the US Census Bureau and the North Carolina Department of Commerce.

Employment: In 2013 and early 2014, Chatham County has had one of the lowest unemployment rates in the state. For updated information on unemployment, visit

Education Level: The 2010 Census indicated that 36.5% of our county’s working age population (over age 25) has received a Bachelor’s Degree or higher, which is well above the state average of 26.5%. About 85% of those over age 25 have a high school diploma, which is just above the state average of 84.1%.

Major Employers: For updated information on major employers, visit