Data & Demographics

Workforce Statistics

Labor Force & Employment

From March 2016 to March 2017, Wake County’s labor force has increased by 15,143 and employment has increased by 15,678. This represents a 2.7 percent and 3.0 percent change respectively.


From March 2016 to March 2017, the unemployment rate has fallen to 4.0 percent, representing a 0.2 percent decrease in the percentage of those unemployed in the county.

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