Department of Numbers

North Carolina Job Growth

There were 4,538,900 jobs in North Carolina in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,810,957 employed persons for the month. North Carolina added 27,900 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 5,244 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is North Carolina job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 4,538,900 +27,900 +103,500
CPS 4,810,957 +5,244 +63,798

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 October 2018 for North Carolina is at a new high of 4,538,900.

CPS employment in North Carolina for October 2018 is at a new high of 4,810,957.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 4,538,900 27,900 4,810,957 5,244
September 2018 4,511,000 -15,600 4,805,713 77
August 2018 4,526,600 600 4,805,636 5,010
July 2018 4,526,000 7,500 4,800,626 13,042
June 2018 4,518,500 13,400 4,787,584 13,335
May 2018 4,505,100 24,600 4,774,249 12,275
April 2018 4,480,500 7,500 4,761,974 6,648
March 2018 4,473,000 5,100 4,755,326 3,374
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