Department of Numbers

North Carolina Job Growth

There were 4,307,700 jobs in North Carolina in May 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,618,342 employed persons for the month. North Carolina lost 1,600 jobs in May 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 6,870 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is North Carolina job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 4,307,700 -1,600 +78,100
CPS 4,618,342 +6,870 +142,023

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 peaked in March 2016 for North Carolina at 4,310,500. Since then 2,800 jobs have been lost in North Carolina according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in North Carolina for May 2016 is at a new high of 4,618,342.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2016

North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2016 4,307,700 -1,600 4,618,342 6,870
April 2016 4,309,300 -1,200 4,611,472 19,849
March 2016 4,310,500 14,300 4,591,623 34,478
February 2016 4,296,200 100 4,557,145 25,680
January 2016 4,296,100 21,100 4,531,465 18,112
December 2015 4,275,000 3,600 4,513,353 4,429
November 2015 4,271,400 11,700 4,508,924 5,244
October 2015 4,259,700 5,000 4,503,680 5,593
September 2015 4,254,700 2,300 4,498,087 5,567
August 2015 4,252,400 5,900 4,492,520 5,547
July 2015 4,246,500 6,400 4,486,973 5,294
June 2015 4,240,100 10,500 4,481,679 5,360