Department of Numbers

North Carolina Job Growth

There were 4,218,700 jobs in North Carolina in December 2014 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,364,022 employed persons for the month. North Carolina added 15,100 jobs in December 2014 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 1,283 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is North Carolina job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey December 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 4,218,700 +15,100 +114,500
CPS 4,364,022 +1,283 +25,339

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 2014 for North Carolina is at a new high of 4,218,700.

CPS employment in North Carolina reached a maximum of 4,397,744 in May 2014. 33,722 jobs have been lost in North Carolina since then according to the household survey. From a September 2014 low of 4,335,222, North Carolina has added 28,800 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2014

North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2014 4,218,700 15,100 4,364,022 1,283
November 2014 4,203,600 17,100 4,362,739 9,890
October 2014 4,186,500 19,800 4,352,849 17,627
September 2014 4,166,700 10,700 4,335,222 -5,808
August 2014 4,156,000 14,800 4,341,030 -28,509
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