Department of Numbers

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 151,900 jobs in Hickory, North Carolina in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 164,544 employed persons for the month. Hickory added 400 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 664 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Hickory job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 151,900 +400 +1,100
CPS 164,544 -664 +773

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

Hickory, North Carolina Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Hickory peaked in August 2000 at 186,900. Since then 35,000 jobs have been lost in Hickory according to the employer survey. From a trough of 141,500 in February 2010, Hickory has gained 10,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 184,155 for Hickory in July 2000. 19,611 jobs have been lost in Hickory since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 146,535, Hickory has added 18,009 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Hickory, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 151,900 400 164,544 -664
October 2017 151,500 100 165,208 -408
September 2017 151,400 -1,100 165,616 1,371
August 2017 152,500 400 164,245 -160
July 2017 152,100 -300 164,405 213
June 2017 152,400 -500 164,192 133
May 2017 152,900 800 164,059 -420
April 2017 152,100 -200 164,479 -780
March 2017 152,300 200 165,259 329
February 2017 152,100 -200 164,930 362
January 2017 152,300 900 164,568 639
December 2016 151,400 600 163,929 158