Department of Numbers

Raleigh, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 612,100 jobs in Raleigh, North Carolina in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 663,935 employed persons for the month. Raleigh lost 200 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,893 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Raleigh job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 612,100 -200 +16,600
CPS 663,935 +1,893 +19,592

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 peaked in February 2017 at 612,300. Since then 200 jobs have been lost in Raleigh according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in March 2017 for Raleigh is at a new high of 663,935.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Raleigh, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 612,100 -200 663,935 1,893
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
November 2016 608,500 1,000 659,600 2,462
October 2016 607,500 900 657,138 2,528
September 2016 606,600 2,100 654,610 2,091
August 2016 604,500 800 652,519 1,690
July 2016 603,700 2,700 650,829 1,859
June 2016 601,000 1,700 648,970 2,200
May 2016 599,300 1,600 646,770 1,639
April 2016 597,700 2,200 645,131 788