Department of Numbers

North Carolina Job Growth

There were 4,183,900 jobs in North Carolina in October 2014 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,352,730 employed persons for the month. North Carolina added 17,199 jobs in October 2014 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 17,508 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is North Carolina job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey October 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 4,183,900 +17,199 +84,699
CPS 4,352,730 +17,508 +28,447

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 October 2014 for North Carolina is at a new high of 4,183,900.

CPS employment in North Carolina reached a maximum of 4,397,744 in May 2014. 45,014 jobs have been lost in North Carolina since then according to the household survey. From a September 2014 low of 4,335,222, North Carolina has added 17,508 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2014

North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2014 4,183,900 17,199 4,352,730 17,508
September 2014 4,166,700 10,700 4,335,222 -5,808
August 2014 4,156,000 14,800 4,341,030 -28,509
July 2014 4,141,200 17,200 4,369,539 -19,941
June 2014 4,124,000 -1,300 4,389,480 -8,264
May 2014 4,125,300 8,699 4,397,744 10,357
April 2014 4,116,600 18,000 4,387,387 14,373
March 2014 4,098,600 17,700 4,373,014 10,026
February 2014 4,080,900 -11,300 4,362,988 7,377
January 2014 4,092,200 -12,000 4,355,611 16,928
December 2013 4,104,200 7,700 4,338,683 7,368
November 2013 4,096,500 -2,700 4,331,315 7,032
October 2013 4,099,200 37,700 4,324,283 7,080