Department of Numbers

North Carolina Job Growth

There were 4,472,000 jobs in North Carolina in March 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,755,447 employed persons for the month. North Carolina added 4,100 jobs in March 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 3,495 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is North Carolina job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 4,472,000 +4,100 +73,300
CPS 4,755,447 +3,495 +69,723

North Carolina Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for North Carolina 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 in North Carolina

CES employment in March 2018 for North Carolina is at a new high of 4,472,000.

CPS employment in North Carolina for March 2018 is at a new high of 4,755,447.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2018

North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2018 4,472,000 4,100 4,755,447 3,495
February 2018 4,467,900 9,300 4,751,952 4,315
January 2018 4,458,600 9,400 4,747,637 3,373
December 2017 4,449,200 12,000 4,744,264 -1,416
November 2017 4,437,200 1,800 4,745,680 -1,479
October 2017 4,435,400 13,000 4,747,159 2,577
September 2017 4,422,400 -2,400 4,744,582 5,976
August 2017 4,424,800 2,800 4,738,606 8,041
July 2017 4,422,000 7,100 4,730,565 10,203
June 2017 4,414,900 12,400 4,720,362 11,052
May 2017 4,402,500 4,500 4,709,310 11,794
April 2017 4,398,000 -700 4,697,516 11,792