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The state of North Carolina is situated on the Atlantic seaboard in the southeastern part of the US. The state covers a total area of 53,818.51 square miles and ranks 28th in terms of land area. It is bordered by Georgia and South Carolina to the south, Virginia to the north, and Tennessee to the west.

As of 2005, North Carolina had 8.6 million residents of which 12.1% were above the age of 65. Among those who were 25 years of age or above, 78.1% were high school graduates and 22.5% held a Bachelor’s degree.

North Carolina is a leader in the production of tobacco as it alone produces 40% of all tobacco available in United States. The state is also a major producer of textiles and furniture. Broilers, greenhouse products, hogs, turkeys, soybeans, sweet potatoes, corn, peanuts, and eggs are its primary agricultural products.

The abundant forests in the state support the furniture and lumber industries. North Carolina has long been a chief textile manufacturer, producing cotton, synthetic, silk goods and several kinds of knit items. Some of the other leading manufactures in the state are electrical machinery, computers, and chemicals. The Research Triangle complex situated near Chapel Hill is the hub of high-tech manufacturing. The state also has abundant mineral resources. It is a leader in the production of feldspar, mica, and lithium materials. The state also has a banking center as well as other related businesses

As of January 2009, North Carolina had a civilian workforce of about 4.6 million people of which 9.7% were unemployed. The major sectors of non-farm labor market in North Carolina include Manufacturing (11.96%), Trade, Transportation and Utilities (18.51%), Professional and Business Services (11.92%), Leisure and Hospitality (9.7%), Education (13.5%) and Government (17.82%).

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