Department of Numbers

North Carolina Job Growth

There were 4,289,900 jobs in North Carolina in December 2015 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,522,298 employed persons for the month. North Carolina added 6,900 jobs in December 2015 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 17,547 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is North Carolina job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 4,289,900 +6,900 +86,800
CPS 4,522,298 +17,547 +147,029

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 December 2015 for North Carolina is at a new high of 4,289,900.

CPS employment in North Carolina for December 2015 is at a new high of 4,522,298.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2015

North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2015 4,289,900 6,900 4,522,298 17,547
November 2015 4,283,000 15,400 4,504,751 16,240
October 2015 4,267,600 -1,000 4,488,511 11,054
September 2015 4,268,600 13,700 4,477,457 4,808
August 2015 4,254,900 -3,000 4,472,649 -9,278
July 2015 4,257,900 19,500 4,481,927 -11,971
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