Department of Numbers

North Carolina Job Growth

There were 4,327,200 jobs in North Carolina in August 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,588,792 employed persons for the month. North Carolina lost 14,100 jobs in August 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 12,616 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is North Carolina job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey August 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 4,327,200 -14,100 +74,800
CPS 4,588,792 -12,616 +96,272

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 July 2016 for North Carolina at 4,341,300. Since then 14,100 jobs have been lost in North Carolina according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in North Carolina reached a maximum of 4,618,499 in May 2016. 29,707 jobs have been lost in North Carolina since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2016

North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2016 4,327,200 -14,100 4,588,792 -12,616
July 2016 4,341,300 12,700 4,601,408 -13,286
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