Wake County Employment

Our map shows the change, in percent, of the latest available annual employment estimates. As of June 2014, there were 480,706 employed people in Wake County. This is down 0.3% from 481,931 employed people in the previous month.6

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Annual Changes in Wake County

This graph shows changes, in percent, of the number of average monthly employed people in Wake County over the past 10 years. Each point represents the change in the percent of employed people from the baseline year.

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Monthly Changes in Wake County

This is a more detailed look, showing monthly changes in the number of employed people in Wake County over the past 10 years.

YearMonthEmployment% Change
2014 June1 480,706 -0.3%
2014 May 481,931 0.0%
2014 April 481,836 +0.7%
2014 March 478,653 +0.9%
2014 February 474,248 +0.4%
2014 January 472,525 0.0%
2013 December2 472,507 -0.7%
2013 November2 475,687 +0.5%
2013 October2 473,196 0.0%
2013 September2 473,074 +0.8%
2013 August2 469,479 -0.7%
2013 July2 472,959 +1.7%
2013 June2 465,049 0.0%
2013 May2 465,048 +0.2%
2013 April2 463,946 +0.2%
2013 March2 462,950 +0.6%
2013 February2 460,366 +0.7%
2013 January2 457,293 -0.2%
2012 December2 458,258 -0.8%
2012 November2 462,101 -0.3%
2012 October2 463,674 +0.5%
2012 September2 461,353 +0.7%
2012 August2 458,173 -1.3%
2012 July2 464,154 +1.7%
2012 June2 456,487 +0.5%
2012 May2 454,393 +0.2%
2012 April2 453,336 +0.5%
2012 March2 450,999 +0.7%
2012 February2 447,708 +0.2%
2012 January2 446,629 +1.1%
2011 December2 441,712 -0.7%
2011 November2 444,653 +0.1%
2011 October2 444,310 +0.5%
2011 September2 442,137 +0.8%
2011 August2 438,719 -1.4%
2011 July2 445,154 +2.1%
2011 June2 435,845 -0.2%
2011 May2 436,788 0.0%
2011 April2 436,707 +0.3%
2011 March2 435,415 +0.5%
2011 February2 433,086 +0.3%
2011 January2 431,934 +0.3%
2010 December2 430,821 -0.5%
2010 November2 432,800 -0.2%
2010 October2 433,502 +0.5%
2010 September2 431,300 -0.2%
2010 August2 432,029 -1.6%
2010 July2 438,977 +2.1%
2010 June2 430,000 0.0%
2010 May2 429,826 +0.5%
2010 April2 427,862 +1.5%
2010 March2 421,360 +1.0%
2010 February2 417,027 -0.1%
2010 January2 417,407 -0.4%
2009 December3 419,199 -1.0%
2009 November3 423,242 +0.1%
2009 October3 422,837 -0.0%
2009 September3 422,851 -0.4%
2009 August3 424,539 -1.7%
2009 July3 431,949 +1.9%
2009 June3 424,027 +0.2%
2009 May3 423,264 0.0%
2009 April3 423,199 +0.6%
2009 March3 420,592 -0.1%
2009 February3 421,115 -0.4%
2009 January3 422,793 -1.6%
2008 December 429,754 -1.1%
2008 November 434,647 -1.3%
2008 October 440,316 +0.8%
2008 September 436,880 -0.1%
2008 August 437,111 -1.5%
2008 July 443,925 +1.9%
2008 June 435,460 +0.1%
2008 May 434,840 +0.2%
2008 April 434,118 +0.5%
2008 March 431,995 +0.1%
2008 February 431,497 +0.2%
2008 January 430,736 +0.9%
2007 December 427,105 -0.6%
2007 November 429,557 +0.1%
2007 October 428,992 +0.5%
2007 September 427,063 0.0%
2007 August 427,054 -1.1%
2007 July 431,977 +1.1%
2007 June 427,165 +1.0%
2007 May 422,738 +0.8%
2007 April 419,358 -0.4%
2007 March 421,117 +0.9%
2007 February 417,223 +0.5%
2007 January 415,143 -2.0%
2006 December 423,801 -0.1%
2006 November 424,352 +0.2%
2006 October 423,659 +1.1%
2006 September 418,883 -0.2%
2006 August 419,669 -0.5%
2006 July 421,604 +1.5%
2006 June 415,211 +1.0%
2006 May 410,959 +0.6%
2006 April 408,690 +1.3%
2006 March 403,534 +0.8%
2006 February 400,196 +0.2%
2006 January 399,262 +0.3%
2005 December 397,887 -0.0%
2005 November 397,974 0.0%
2005 October 397,869 +0.3%
2005 September 396,690 +0.2%
2005 August 395,929 -0.6%
2005 July 398,388 +1.9%
2005 June 390,898 +0.8%
2005 May 387,614 +0.7%
2005 April 384,948 +1.0%
2005 March 381,027 +0.6%
2005 February 378,715 +0.3%
2005 January 377,439 -0.2%
2004 December 378,329 -0.1%
2004 November 378,612 -0.1%
2004 October 378,996 +0.4%
2004 September 377,663 +0.1%
2004 August 377,391 -1.2%
2004 July 381,884 +2.0%
2004 June 374,282 +0.9%
2004 May 370,811 +0.5%
2004 April 369,079 -0.1%
2004 March 369,547 +0.4%
2004 February 368,001 +0.2%
2004 January 367,349 0.0%