Department of Numbers

Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 314,000 jobs in Durham, North Carolina in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 285,508 employed persons for the month. Durham lost 600 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,592 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Durham job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 314,000 -600 +8,600
CPS 285,508 -1,592 +7,047

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

Durham, North Carolina Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Durham peaked in October 2017 at 314,600. Since then 600 jobs have been lost in Durham according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 287,100 for Durham in October 2017. 1,592 jobs have been lost in Durham since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Durham, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 314,000 -600 285,508 -1,592
October 2017 314,600 2,200 287,100 480
September 2017 312,400 -1,200 286,620 1,995
August 2017 313,600 1,300 284,625 485
July 2017 312,300 -1,100 284,140 1,781
June 2017 313,400 6,300 282,359 2,849
May 2017 307,100 -1,100 279,510 -814
April 2017 308,200 400 280,324 -323
March 2017 307,800 300 280,647 911
February 2017 307,500 2,100 279,736 658
January 2017 305,400 -1,800 279,078 -554
December 2016 307,200 1,800 279,632 1,171