Raleigh, North Carolina 

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Economy in Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh has an unemployment rate of 4.3%. The US average is 5.2%.

Raleigh has seen the job market increase by 3.5% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 42.7%, which is higher than the US average of 38.0%.

Tax Rates for Raleigh
- The Sales Tax Rate for Raleigh is 6.8%. The US average is 6.0%.
- The Income Tax Rate for Raleigh is 5.8%. The US average is 4.6%.

Income and Salaries for Raleigh
- The average income of a Raleigh resident is $31,169 a year. The US average is $28,555 a year.
- The Median household income of a Raleigh resident is $54,581 a year. The US average is $53,482 a year.

INCOME BY POPULATION PERCENT

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  ECONOMYRaleigh, North CarolinaUnited States
  Unemployment Rate4.3%5.2%
  Recent Job Growth3.5%1.6%
  Future Job Growth42.7%38.0%
  Sales Taxes6.8%6.0%
  Income Taxes0.05750.046
  Income per Cap.$31,169$28,555
  Household Income$54,581$53,482
  Family Median Income$68,732$65,443
  POPULATION BY OCCUPATION
  Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting0.2%1.3%
  Mining, quarrying, oil and gas extraction0.1%0.6%
  Construction6.0%6.2%
  Manufacturing7.5%10.4%
  Wholesale trade2.5%2.7%
  Retail trade10.9%11.6%
  Transportation and warehousing2.8%4.1%
  Utilities00
  Information2.5%2.1%
  Finance and insurance5.5%4.7%
  Real estate, rental, leasing2.1%1.9%
  Professional, scientific, technical services12.5%6.7%
  Management of companies0.0%0.1%
  Administrative, support, waste mgt svcs5.5%4.3%
  Educational services9.7%9.3%
  Health care and social assistance11.8%13.8%
  Arts, entertainment, recreation2.0%2.2%
  Accommodation, food services8.3%7.4%
  Other services4.5%4.9%
  Public administration5.2%4.8%
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    Reviews for Raleigh    222 Reviews
    Living & Working in Raleigh is For Me - 9/23/2018
    Living in Raleigh has been wonderful for my family and my business. As a roofing contractor, we are able to help our community protect their most valuable asset, their... Read More

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    Worst experience ever - 6/17/2018
    I have lived in 10+ different cities throughout my life (London, SF, NYC, Chicago etc) and move to Raleigh for a work opportunity. Worst decision I have ever made. First... Read More

    BORING suburban sprawl - 3/27/2017
    I am stuck here due to my husbands job and there isn't more than a week that goes by that I'm not in tears because of this. There was never a lot of character to... Read More


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