Department of Numbers

Raleigh, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 603,800 jobs in Raleigh, North Carolina in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 660,963 employed persons for the month. Raleigh added 900 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 4,464 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Raleigh job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 603,800 +900 +12,300
CPS 660,963 +4,464 +24,343

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 December 2016 is at a new high of 603,800.

CPS employment in December 2016 for Raleigh is at a new high of 660,963.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Raleigh, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 603,800 900 660,963 4,464
November 2016 602,900 1,300 656,499 3,762
October 2016 601,600 1,300 652,737 4,718
September 2016 600,300 -800 648,019 2,245
August 2016 601,100 600 645,774 -3,200
July 2016 600,500 1,100 648,974 1,593
June 2016 599,400 4,000 647,381 2,171
May 2016 595,400 -2,200 645,210 -459
April 2016 597,600 600 645,669 -1,396
March 2016 597,000 3,700 647,065 6,077
February 2016 593,300 -1,300 640,988 3,056
January 2016 594,600 3,100 637,932 1,312