The PTRC is monitoring COVID-19 and incorporating operational modifications as needed to protect the citizens we serve, our members, our partners, and our staff.  Our office will re-open on Monday, May 18th to staff, however, the office is still closed to visitors without a prior appointment.   Where applicable, meetings will continue to be held via teleconference. Staff will be available via phone and email. More
Workforce Data and Resources

Workforce Data & Resources

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Piedmont Triad Regional Workforce Development Board is dedicated to helping organizations in our region stay informed on current workforce issues. Below you will find a variety of resources to assist you with your research of issues that impact our region's workforce.


NORTH CAROLINA UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS. This North Carolina Department of Commerce, Labor & Economic Analysis Division website provides an interactive map and unemployment data by county. Included information about COVID-19 impact on unemployment claims.

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PIEDMONT TRIAD REGIONAL COUNCIL'S DATA CENTER.  You can access a substantial amount of regional research at PTRC's Data Center, including

  • Regional Population Estimates & Projections
  • County Profiles
  • Municipal Profiles
  • Commuting Profiles by County
  • Migration Profiles by County
  • Migration Flows by County

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PIEDMONT TRIAD TALENT ALIGNMENT STRATEGY.  The purpose of the Strategy is to ensure education and workforce development efforts are aligned with the needs of employers and to coordinate existing education and workforce development initiatives currently underway throughout the region.  Avalanche Consulting and the Council for Adult & Experiential Learning (CAEL) were engaged to facilitate and prepare the Strategy, to include the following:

  • PHASE 1: Workforce Analysis will determine the makeup of the region’s labor force and identify the industries and occupations that are thriving.

  • PHASE 2: Supply-Demand Gap Analysis will identify what skills the workforce currently has, what skills employers need, and how to fill in gaps in the workforce pipeline.

  • PHASE 3: Talent Alignment Strategy will provide recommendations on how to align and improve the region’s talent pipeline.

The Piedmont Triad Regional Workforce Development Program is an equal opportunity employer/program and auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Local area NCWorks Career Centers and NCWorks NextGen Youth Programs operate under the guidance of Piedmont Triad Regional Workforce Development Board and are part of the state and national Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act system.