Department of Numbers

Burlington, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 59,600 jobs in Burlington, North Carolina in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 75,554 employed persons for the month. Burlington lost 400 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 471 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Burlington job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 59,600 -400 +400
CPS 75,554 +471 +2,393

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 5,700 jobs have been lost in Burlington according to the employer survey. From a trough of 55,800 in March 2010, Burlington has gained 3,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in December 2016 for Burlington is at a new high of 75,554.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Burlington, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 59,600 -400 75,554 471
November 2016 60,000 0 75,083 177
October 2016 60,000 -100 74,906 375
September 2016 60,100 -200 74,531 363
August 2016 60,300 400 74,168 -51
July 2016 59,900 0 74,219 -14
June 2016 59,900 -200 74,233 -376
May 2016 60,100 -100 74,609 -92
April 2016 60,200 500 74,701 -98
March 2016 59,700 200 74,799 722
February 2016 59,500 0 74,077 635
January 2016 59,500 300 73,442 281