Department of Numbers

Burlington, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 62,500 jobs in Burlington, North Carolina in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 77,105 employed persons for the month. Burlington lost 100 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 131 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Burlington job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 62,500 -100 +1,200
CPS 77,105 -131 +1,185

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Burlington, North Carolina Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Burlington 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 for Burlington, North Carolina

CES employment for Burlington peaked in July 2000 at 65,300. Since then 2,800 jobs have been lost in Burlington according to the employer survey. From a trough of 55,800 in March 2010, Burlington has gained 6,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 77,335 for Burlington in September 2017. 230 jobs have been lost in Burlington since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Burlington, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 62,500 -100 77,105 -131
October 2017 62,600 300 77,236 -99
September 2017 62,300 200 77,335 593
August 2017 62,100 -100 76,742 59
July 2017 62,200 100 76,683 273
June 2017 62,100 500 76,410 333
May 2017 61,600 300 76,077 -153
April 2017 61,300 -300 76,230 -314
March 2017 61,600 -300 76,544 195
February 2017 61,900 400 76,349 275
January 2017 61,500 100 76,074 55
December 2016 61,400 100 76,019 99