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Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 361,500 jobs in Greensboro, North Carolina in October 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 353,524 employed persons for the month. Greensboro lost 1,400 jobs in October 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,663 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Greensboro job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 361,500 -1,400 +2,100
CPS 353,524 -1,663 +3,774

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

Greensboro, North Carolina Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Greensboro peaked in July 2000 at 374,200. Since then 12,700 jobs have been lost in Greensboro according to the employer survey. From a trough of 334,500 in February 2010, Greensboro has gained 27,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 356,353 for Greensboro in December 2006. 2,829 jobs have been lost in Greensboro since then according to the household survey. From a February 2010 low of 319,710, Greensboro has added 33,814 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2017

Greensboro, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2017 361,500 -1,400 353,524 -1,663
September 2017 362,900 -300 355,187 3,903
August 2017 363,200 800 351,284 -100
July 2017 362,400 -500 351,384 -276
June 2017 362,900 1,900 351,660 1,275
May 2017 361,000 500 350,385 -1,406
April 2017 360,500 -2,000 351,791 -2,552
March 2017 362,500 1,900 354,343 2,451
February 2017 360,600 900 351,892 411
January 2017 359,700 -1,100 351,481 -766
December 2016 360,800 900 352,247 816
November 2016 359,900 500 351,431 1,681