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Raleigh, NC
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Raleigh has the 43rd largest population in the United States. The population grew by 11.6% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Raleigh area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Raleigh has the 44th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Raleigh is below average at $48,590, and the median cost of a home in Raleigh is $205,200, which is above the national average. 47% of workers in Raleigh hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 90% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Raleigh. 80% of Raleigh workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 9% walk. People in Raleigh spend an average of 21 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.

Employment Resources

Wake County NCWorks Career Center

1830-B Tillery Place
Capital Area
Raleigh, NC 27610

NCWorks Career Center - Swineburg Street

220 Swinburne Street
PO Box 46833
Raleigh, NC 27610