Department of Numbers

North Carolina Job Growth

There were 4,153,700 jobs in North Carolina in August 2014 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,340,873 employed persons for the month. North Carolina added 12,500 jobs in August 2014 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 28,666 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is North Carolina job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey August 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 4,153,700 +12,500 +98,800
CPS 4,340,873 -28,666 +28,938

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 February 2008 for North Carolina at 4,174,500. Since then 20,800 jobs have been lost in North Carolina according to the employer survey. From a trough of 3,839,200 in February 2010, North Carolina has gained 314,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in North Carolina reached a maximum of 4,397,744 in May 2014. 56,871 jobs have been lost in North Carolina since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2014

North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2014 4,153,700 12,500 4,340,873 -28,666
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
September 2013 4,061,500 6,600 4,317,203 5,268
August 2013 4,054,900 4,100 4,311,935 1,801