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Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 362,700 jobs in Greensboro, North Carolina in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 354,377 employed persons for the month. Greensboro added 2,100 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,485 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Greensboro job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 362,700 +2,100 +5,700
CPS 354,377 +2,485 +6,758

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 11,500 jobs have been lost in Greensboro according to the employer survey. From a trough of 334,500 in February 2010, Greensboro has gained 28,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 356,353 for Greensboro in December 2006. 1,976 jobs have been lost in Greensboro since then according to the household survey. From a February 2010 low of 319,710, Greensboro has added 34,667 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Greensboro, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 362,700 2,100 354,377 2,485
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
October 2016 359,400 1,000 349,750 1,332
September 2016 358,400 -100 348,418 491
August 2016 358,500 -600 347,927 509
July 2016 359,100 1,300 347,418 850
June 2016 357,800 1,100 346,568 553
May 2016 356,700 -400 346,015 -417
April 2016 357,100 100 346,432 -1,187