Department of Numbers

Burlington, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 62,000 jobs in Burlington, North Carolina in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 76,712 employed persons for the month. Burlington lost 200 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 29 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Burlington job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 62,000 -200 +800
CPS 76,712 +29 +1,214

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 3,300 jobs have been lost in Burlington according to the employer survey. From a trough of 55,800 in March 2010, Burlington has gained 6,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in August 2017 for Burlington is at a new high of 76,712.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Burlington, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 62,000 -200 76,712 29
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
November 2016 61,300 -400 75,920 100
October 2016 61,700 300 75,820 133
September 2016 61,400 200 75,687 189