#1 Fastest Growing Metro from 2000-2013
CityLab, April 2014

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 April 2013
April 2014
Labor Force 490,088 494,182 504,618
Unemployment 6.6% 6.1% 4.7%

 

Raleigh
  2013 Average April 2013
April 2014
Labor Force 222,263 222,528 227,421
Unemployment 6.1% 5.7% 4.3%

Source: North Carolina Employment Security Commission