Department of Numbers

North Carolina Job Growth

There were 4,100,300 jobs in North Carolina in March 2014 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,373,265 employed persons for the month. North Carolina added 19,400 jobs in March 2014 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 10,277 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is North Carolina job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 4,100,300 +19,400 +65,000
CPS 4,373,265 +10,277 +56,211

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 74,200 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 261,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in North Carolina for March 2014 is at a new high of 4,373,265.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2014

North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2014 4,100,300 19,400 4,373,265 10,277
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
July 2013 4,050,800 6,100 4,310,134 -1,979
June 2013 4,044,700 0 4,312,113 -3,469
May 2013 4,044,700 1,900 4,315,582 -2,164
April 2013 4,042,800 7,500 4,317,746 692
March 2013 4,035,300 800 4,317,054 2,503