Wake County Employment

Our map shows the change, in percent, of the latest available annual employment estimates. As of August 2014, there were 480,337 employed people in Wake County. This is down 2.1% from 490,664 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 August1 480,337 -2.1%
2014 July 490,664 +1.9%
2014 June 481,647 -0.1%
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 December 472,507 -0.7%
2013 November 475,687 +0.5%
2013 October 473,196 0.0%
2013 September 473,074 +0.8%
2013 August 469,479 -0.7%
2013 July 472,959 +1.7%
2013 June 465,049 0.0%
2013 May 465,048 +0.2%
2013 April 463,946 +0.2%
2013 March 462,950 +0.6%
2013 February 460,366 +0.7%
2013 January 457,293 -0.2%
2012 December 458,258 -0.8%
2012 November 462,101 -0.3%
2012 October 463,674 +0.5%
2012 September 461,353 +0.7%
2012 August 458,173 -1.3%
2012 July 464,154 +1.7%
2012 June 456,487 +0.5%
2012 May 454,393 +0.2%
2012 April 453,336 +0.5%
2012 March 450,999 +0.7%
2012 February 447,708 +0.2%
2012 January 446,629 +1.1%
2011 December 441,712 -0.7%
2011 November 444,653 +0.1%
2011 October 444,310 +0.5%
2011 September 442,137 +0.8%
2011 August 438,719 -1.4%
2011 July 445,154 +2.1%
2011 June 435,845 -0.2%
2011 May 436,788 0.0%
2011 April 436,707 +0.3%
2011 March 435,415 +0.5%
2011 February 433,086 +0.3%
2011 January 431,934 +0.3%
2010 December 430,821 -0.5%
2010 November 432,800 -0.2%
2010 October 433,502 +0.5%
2010 September 431,300 -0.2%
2010 August 432,029 -1.6%
2010 July 438,977 +2.1%
2010 June 430,000 0.0%
2010 May 429,826 +0.5%
2010 April 427,862 +1.5%
2010 March 421,360 +1.0%
2010 February 417,027 -0.1%
2010 January 417,407 -0.4%
2009 December 419,199 -1.0%
2009 November 423,242 +0.1%
2009 October 422,837 -0.0%
2009 September 422,851 -0.4%
2009 August 424,539 -1.7%
2009 July 431,949 +1.9%
2009 June 424,027 +0.2%
2009 May 423,264 0.0%
2009 April 423,199 +0.6%
2009 March 420,592 -0.1%
2009 February 421,115 -0.4%
2009 January 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%