#1 Healthiest County in NC
CountyHealthRankings.org, March 2012

Workforce

North Carolina is a "right to work" state, and has one of the lowest unionization rates in the U.S.

 

Wake County
  2013 Average February 2013
February 2014
Labor Force 490,088 489,848 498,788
Unemployment 6.6% 7.3% 5.0%

 

Raleigh
  2013 Average February 2013
February 2014
Labor Force 222,263 221,899 224,592
Unemployment 6.1% 6.6% 4.5%

Source: North Carolina Employment Security Commission