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Data Dashboard: Unemployment

Title

Unemployment

Trend at a Glance

At last count

4.0% unemployment rate

Current Through

May 2017

Category

Economics

What does this measure?

A primary signal of an area’s desirability and sustainability is its employment numbers. If an area is able to maintain a supply of jobs that satisfy and support the workforce, the area is likely to attract and retain businesses and citizens. Strong employment numbers reflect a strong economy that is meeting the needs of its people, and reflect a strong infrastructure that is able to support the needs of its companies. The unemployment rate measures the percentage of the available labor force without work. This number does not include military, students, homemakers, and those not otherwise seeking work.

How is Wake County performing?

Wake County’s unemployment rate, even during recessions, consistently remains lower than the state and national rates. Wake County’s unemployment rate has been declining since 2010.

Did you know?

The unemployment rate in Wake County is 0.6% lower than the U.S. average and 0.7% lower compared to North Carolina.

Data Source

Data Considerations

The unemployment rate measures the percentage of the available labor force without work. This number does not include military, students, homemakers, and those not otherwise seeking work.

Charts & Maps

 
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Data is updated:

The Labor & Economic Analysis Division of the NC Department of Commerce publishes employment data monthly.

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Revisions

August 2017

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Last modified at 8/2/2017 10:10 PM by Jason B. horton

 



 

 

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