Department of Numbers

Raleigh, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 627,500 jobs in Raleigh, North Carolina in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 677,267 employed persons for the month. Raleigh added 100 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 829 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Raleigh job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 627,500 +100 +19,000
CPS 677,267 -829 +17,667

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

Raleigh, North Carolina Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Raleigh in November 2017 is at a new high of 627,500.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 678,096 for Raleigh in October 2017. 829 jobs have been lost in Raleigh since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Raleigh, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 627,500 100 677,267 -829
October 2017 627,400 2,500 678,096 263
September 2017 624,900 0 677,833 4,773
August 2017 624,900 4,700 673,060 324
July 2017 620,200 2,300 672,736 4,526
June 2017 617,900 1,900 668,210 4,226
May 2017 616,000 2,300 663,984 -190
April 2017 613,700 1,700 664,174 148
March 2017 612,000 -300 664,026 1,984
February 2017 612,300 3,700 662,042 1,460
January 2017 608,600 -700 660,582 -865
December 2016 609,300 800 661,447 1,847