Department of Numbers

Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 307,300 jobs in Durham, North Carolina in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 282,008 employed persons for the month. Durham added 2,900 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,691 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Durham job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 307,300 +2,900 +11,000
CPS 282,008 +2,691 +13,476

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 December 2016 is at a new high of 307,300.

CPS employment in December 2016 for Durham is at a new high of 282,008.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Durham, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 307,300 2,900 282,008 2,691
November 2016 304,400 400 279,317 1,308
October 2016 304,000 -200 278,009 2,310
September 2016 304,200 900 275,699 2,657
August 2016 303,300 -300 273,042 -416
July 2016 303,600 2,500 273,458 525
June 2016 301,100 -300 272,933 -2,044
May 2016 301,400 1,900 274,977 950
April 2016 299,500 600 274,027 -381
March 2016 298,900 200 274,408 2,676
February 2016 298,700 1,300 271,732 2,396
January 2016 297,400 1,100 269,336 804