Department of Numbers

North Carolina Job Growth

There were 4,559,500 jobs in North Carolina in May 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,852,204 employed persons for the month. North Carolina added 1,100 jobs in May 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 14,161 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is North Carolina job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 4,559,500 +1,100 +67,000
CPS 4,852,204 +14,161 +64,656

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 May 2019 for North Carolina is at a new high of 4,559,500.

CPS employment in North Carolina for May 2019 is at a new high of 4,852,204.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2019

North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2019 4,559,500 1,100 4,852,204 14,161
April 2019 4,558,400 16,400 4,838,043 11,674
March 2019 4,542,000 7,400 4,826,369 8,652
February 2019 4,534,600 2,400 4,817,717 8,628
January 2019 4,532,200 32,500 4,809,089 6,831
December 2018 4,499,700 -1,000 4,802,258 341
November 2018 4,500,700 2,400 4,801,917 1,333
October 2018 4,498,300 23,000 4,800,584 3,276
September 2018 4,475,300 -25,300 4,797,308 2,828
August 2018 4,500,600 4,100 4,794,480 1,648
July 2018 4,496,500 -400 4,792,832 2,092
June 2018 4,496,900 4,400 4,790,740 3,192