Department of Numbers

North Carolina Job Growth

There were 4,340,600 jobs in North Carolina in July 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,601,491 employed persons for the month. North Carolina added 12,000 jobs in July 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 13,203 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is North Carolina job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey July 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 4,340,600 +12,000 +94,100
CPS 4,601,491 -13,203 +114,518

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 2016 for North Carolina is at a new high of 4,340,600.

CPS employment in North Carolina reached a maximum of 4,618,499 in May 2016. 17,008 jobs have been lost in North Carolina since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2016

North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2016 4,340,600 12,000 4,601,491 -13,203
June 2016 4,328,600 18,800 4,614,694 -3,805
May 2016 4,309,800 500 4,618,499 7,027
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