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Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

The Durham-Chapel Hill, NC metropolitan statistical area (MSA) had a civilian employment of approximately 308,480 as of May 2018 according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment Statistics survey (excluding self-employed and household workers). The greater Durham-Chapel Hill, NC labor market experienced employment growth of about 10.55% (279,030 to 308,480) in the 10-year period from 2008 to 2018 which is about one and one-half times the 7.06% national employment growth during the same period.  The 2018 labor market estimate of 308,480 for the Durham-Chapel Hill, NC MSA is comprised of the following: 18,960 (6.15%) in management occupations; 22,890 (7.42%) in business and financial operations occupations; 19,640 (6.37%) in computer and mathematical occupations; 5,360 (1.74%) in architecture and engineering occupations; 8,800 (2.85%) in life, physical and social science occupations; 4,440 (1.44%) in community and social service occupations; 1,860 (0.60%) in legal occupations; 28,300 (9.17%) in education, training and library occupations; 4,220 (1.37%) in arts, design, entertainment, sports and media occupations; 30,990 (10.05%) in healthcare practitioners and technical occupations; 10,540 (3.42%) in healthcare support occupations; 4,650 (1.51%) in protective service occupations; 25,590 (8.30%) in food preparation and serving related occupations; 8,940 (2.90%) in building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations; 7,610 (2.47%) in personal care and service occupations; 23,450 (7.60%) in sales and related occupations; 41,580 (13.48%) in office and administrative support occupations; 330 (0.11%) in farming, fishing and forestry occupations; 6,550 (2.12%) in construction and extraction occupations; 9,170 (2.97%) in installation, maintenance and repair occupations; 13,250 (4.30%) in production occupations; 11,350 (3.68%) in transportation and material moving occupations. 

Major employers (i.e. 1,000+ employees) in the Durham-Chapel Hill, NC metropolitan area include the following: Duke University; University of North Carolina @ Chapel Hill; UNC Hospitals; Durham Public Schools; Chapel Hill/Carrboro City Schools; IBM; Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center; Fidelity Investments; Cree; Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina; City of Durham; RTI International; IQVIA; GlaxoSmithKline; Durham County Government; AW North Carolina; North Carolina Central University; Biogen; NetApp; Environmental Protection Agency. 

Whether serving as your vocational rehabilitation counselor, consultant or expert witness, Dr. Hankins will make use of his specialized knowledge of the greater Durham-Chapel Hill, NC labor market to ensure that his professional opinions about individuals’ employment and earning potential are based on accurate, reliable information.  In a clinical context, this maximizes the likelihood of helping clients to identify appropriate vocational goals and developing a rehabilitation plan that will allow them to achieve their employment aspirations. In a forensic context, this enables Dr. Hankins to conduct thorough, independent vocational and rehabilitation economic evaluations that culminate in the attainment of defensible conclusions about the degree of vocational disability and/or economic loss attributable to the injury or incident of interest in a case.  Please contact Hankins & Hankins Vocational Consulting today to learn how we can be of help!