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Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 311,600 jobs in Durham, North Carolina in July 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 283,877 employed persons for the month. Durham lost 1,800 jobs in July 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,518 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Durham job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 311,600 -1,800 +6,800
CPS 283,877 +1,518 +7,999

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 June 2017 at 313,400. Since then 1,800 jobs have been lost in Durham according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in July 2017 for Durham is at a new high of 283,877.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2017

Durham, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2017 311,600 -1,800 283,877 1,518
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
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