The arts in North Carolina create jobs. Creative workers in North Carolina have kept working despite the recession. Between 2006 and 2011, the number of jobs in creative occupations increased nearly 3.5%. Nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and their audiences support 43,605 full-time equivalent jobs.
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Sources: Economic Modeling Specialists, Inc. through the WESTAF Creative Vitality Index; Arts and Economic Prosperity IV through Americans for the Arts.