Department of Numbers

North Carolina Job Growth

There were 4,387,600 jobs in North Carolina in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,706,795 employed persons for the month. North Carolina added 500 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 15,331 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is North Carolina job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 4,387,600 +500 +69,700
CPS 4,706,795 +15,331 +111,111

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 March 2017 for North Carolina is at a new high of 4,387,600.

CPS employment in North Carolina for March 2017 is at a new high of 4,706,795.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 4,387,600 500 4,706,795 15,331
February 2017 4,387,100 10,100 4,691,464 16,531
January 2017 4,377,000 -5,700 4,674,933 11,348
December 2016 4,382,700 7,700 4,663,585 5,773
November 2016 4,375,000 10,900 4,657,812 7,417
October 2016 4,364,100 3,000 4,650,395 8,565
September 2016 4,361,100 8,600 4,641,830 9,355
August 2016 4,352,500 2,500 4,632,475 9,242
July 2016 4,350,000 15,300 4,623,233 8,230
June 2016 4,334,700 6,000 4,615,003 6,785
May 2016 4,328,700 1,500 4,608,218 6,008
April 2016 4,327,200 9,300 4,602,210 6,526