Department of Numbers

North Carolina Job Growth

There were 4,360,200 jobs in North Carolina in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,667,739 employed persons for the month. North Carolina added 6,800 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 30,058 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is North Carolina job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 4,360,200 +6,800 +85,200
CPS 4,667,739 +30,058 +154,386

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 2016 for North Carolina is at a new high of 4,360,200.

CPS employment in North Carolina for December 2016 is at a new high of 4,667,739.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 4,360,200 6,800 4,667,739 30,058
November 2016 4,353,400 9,200 4,637,681 20,917
October 2016 4,344,200 5,500 4,616,764 20,244
September 2016 4,338,700 11,100 4,596,520 7,715
August 2016 4,327,600 -13,700 4,588,805 -12,603
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