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Harnett and surrounding counties have a growing and experienced labor pool. We offer a highly productive workforce for companies concerned about the quality of their products and services.
Harnett County is one of the thirteen counties that make up the Research Triangle Regional Partnership group of counties. Harnett County is located between the Durham Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) and the Raleigh-Cary MSA to the north and the Fayetteville MSA to the south. Harnett County is home to the Dunn Micropolitan Statistical Area and a part of the Durham-Raleigh-Cary Combined Statistical Area (CSA).
Thirteen colleges are within a one-hour drive of our county, including three major research universities: Duke University in Durham, University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State University in Raleigh.
We are located in close proximity to the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, a state supported initiative that provides grants and creative services to support biotech companies and the MCNC, which offers advanced resources in microfabrication and telecommunications and houses the North Carolina Supercomputing Center. We are within a one-hour drive to the Research Triangle Institute, the nation's fourth largest nonprofit contract research organization. Our proximity to outstanding educational and research facilities provide educated and talented graduates, a high quality labor supply and opportunities for interactive research.
|Harnett County's Annual Unemployment Rate (2011 Annual)||11.6%|
|Harnett County's Latest Unemployment Rate (June 2012)||11.2%|
|Harnett County's # of Unemployed (June 2012)||
|Total County Workforce (June 2012)||49,594|
|North Carolina's Latest Unemployment Rate (June 2012)||9.9%|
|Raleigh-Cary MSA Latest Unemployment Rate (June 2012)||8.0%|
|Fayetteville MSA Latest Unemployment Rate (June 2012)||10.3%|
|US Latest Unemployment Rate (June 2012)||
|County Average Weekly Wage Per Worker Per Week (2010)||$ 620|
|Per Capita Personal Income (2010)||$28,015|