Department of Numbers

North Carolina Job Growth

There were 4,311,500 jobs in North Carolina in April 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,611,868 employed persons for the month. North Carolina added 1,000 jobs in April 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 20,245 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is North Carolina job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey April 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 4,311,500 +1,000 +95,600
CPS 4,611,868 +20,245 +141,785

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 April 2016 for North Carolina is at a new high of 4,311,500.

CPS employment in North Carolina for April 2016 is at a new high of 4,611,868.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2016

North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2016 4,311,500 1,000 4,611,868 20,245
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
May 2015 4,229,600 13,700 4,476,319 6,236