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Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 307,700 jobs in Durham, North Carolina in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 280,515 employed persons for the month. Durham added 200 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 779 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Durham job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 307,700 +200 +6,200
CPS 280,515 +779 +5,758

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 in March 2017 is at a new high of 307,700.

CPS employment in March 2017 for Durham is at a new high of 280,515.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Durham, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 307,700 200 280,515 779
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
November 2016 305,400 1,300 278,461 995
October 2016 304,100 -2,000 277,466 414
September 2016 306,100 700 277,052 395
August 2016 305,400 600 276,657 779
July 2016 304,800 1,500 275,878 710
June 2016 303,300 1,200 275,168 570
May 2016 302,100 500 274,598 254
April 2016 301,600 100 274,344 -413