Department of Numbers

North Carolina Job Growth

There were 4,457,700 jobs in North Carolina in December 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,727,107 employed persons for the month. North Carolina added 12,500 jobs in December 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 12,081 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is North Carolina job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey December 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 4,457,700 +12,500 +75,000
CPS 4,727,107 -12,081 +63,522

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 December 2017 for North Carolina is at a new high of 4,457,700.

CPS employment in North Carolina reached a maximum of 4,742,723 in October 2017. 15,616 jobs have been lost in North Carolina since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2017

North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2017 4,457,700 12,500 4,727,107 -12,081
November 2017 4,445,200 1,600 4,739,188 -3,535
October 2017 4,443,600 15,700 4,742,723 11,868
September 2017 4,427,900 7,900 4,730,855 28,826
August 2017 4,420,000 5,400 4,702,029 2,312
July 2017 4,414,600 9,000 4,699,717 -1,043
June 2017 4,405,600 11,300 4,700,760 -4,152
May 2017 4,394,300 15,200 4,704,912 -5,841
April 2017 4,379,100 -8,400 4,710,753 3,677
March 2017 4,387,500 400 4,707,076 15,612
February 2017 4,387,100 10,100 4,691,464 16,531
January 2017 4,377,000 -5,700 4,674,933 11,348