Department of Numbers

North Carolina Job Growth

There were 4,259,000 jobs in North Carolina in July 2015 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,482,155 employed persons for the month. North Carolina added 20,600 jobs in July 2015 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 11,743 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is North Carolina job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey July 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 4,259,000 +20,600 +110,200
CPS 4,482,155 -11,743 +135,790

North Carolina Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for North Carolina as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment in North Carolina

CES employment in July 2015 for North Carolina is at a new high of 4,259,000.

CPS employment in North Carolina reached a maximum of 4,497,779 in May 2015. 15,624 jobs have been lost in North Carolina since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2015

North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2015 4,259,000 20,600 4,482,155 -11,743
June 2015 4,238,400 -2,700 4,493,898 -3,881
May 2015 4,241,100 8,300 4,497,779 16,355
April 2015 4,232,800 12,400 4,481,424 26,024
March 2015 4,220,400 -1,800 4,455,400 26,129
February 2015 4,222,200 17,500 4,429,271 30,784
January 2015 4,204,700 1,600 4,398,487 23,218
December 2014 4,203,100 15,300 4,375,269 5,109
November 2014 4,187,800 13,300 4,370,160 5,978
October 2014 4,174,500 22,500 4,364,182 6,372
September 2014 4,152,000 600 4,357,810 6,088
August 2014 4,151,400 2,599 4,351,722 5,357