#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 July 2013
July 2014
Labor Force 490,088 506,631 518,486
Unemployment 6.6% 6.6% 5.5%

 

Raleigh
  2013 Average July 2013
July 2014
Labor Force 222,263 228,206 233,996
Unemployment 6.1% 6.2% 5.2%

Source: North Carolina Employment Security Commission