Department of Numbers

North Carolina Job Growth

There were 4,376,100 jobs in North Carolina in January 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,674,841 employed persons for the month. North Carolina lost 6,600 jobs in January 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 11,256 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is North Carolina job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey January 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 4,376,100 -6,600 +79,200
CPS 4,674,841 +11,256 +98,860

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 December 2016 for North Carolina at 4,382,700. Since then 6,600 jobs have been lost in North Carolina according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in North Carolina for January 2017 is at a new high of 4,674,841.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through January 2017

North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
January 2017 4,376,100 -6,600 4,674,841 11,256
December 2016 4,382,700 7,700 4,663,585 5,773
November 2016 4,375,000 10,900 4,657,812 7,417
October 2016 4,364,100 3,000 4,650,395 8,565
September 2016 4,361,100 8,600 4,641,830 9,355
August 2016 4,352,500 2,500 4,632,475 9,242
July 2016 4,350,000 15,300 4,623,233 8,230
June 2016 4,334,700 6,000 4,615,003 6,785
May 2016 4,328,700 1,500 4,608,218 6,008
April 2016 4,327,200 9,300 4,602,210 6,526
March 2016 4,317,900 8,600 4,595,684 8,465
February 2016 4,309,300 12,400 4,587,219 11,238