Forsyth County

Business and Economy in Winston-Salem, NC

Being a great place to live also means being a great place to work. A thriving economy helps the tax base (so there’s more money for city improvements) and helps a city attract and retain talent. The median household income in Winston-Salem, NC, is $39,882, and check out the following articles to get an inside look at its key industries and job opportunities.

Employment Overview

While employment opportunities often play a big part in why people move, a city’s unemployment rate also is a major indicator of an economy’s overall health. Regardless of whether personal employment is a factor, lower unemployment rates often mean a region is better able to attract and retain skilled workers, new industries and retailers. The statistics, here, should provide valuable insight into the health and diversity of Winston-Salem’s economy.

Employment Rate in Forsyth County, NC

  Employed 95.4%
  Unemployed 4.6%

Occupations in Winston-Salem, NC

Employment in Winston-Salem, NC

Employment Armed Forces 0.2%
Employment Civilian Labor Force 63.1%
Employment Not in Labor Force 36.7%
Employment Total in Labor Force 63.3%

Industry in Winston-Salem, NC

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting and Mining 0.3%
Construction 5.4%
Manufacturing 10.5%
Wholesale Trade 2.5%
Retail Trade 9.6%
Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities 3.7%
Information 1.8%
Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 6.7%
Professional, Scientific and Management and Administrative and Waste 11.3%
Educational Services and Health Care and Social Assistance 29.8%
Arts, Entertainment and recreation and Accommodation and food Services 10.4%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 5.3%
Public Administration 2.6%