Department of Numbers

North Carolina Job Growth

There were 4,729,100 jobs in North Carolina in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,883,507 employed persons for the month. North Carolina added 11,300 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 30,263 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is North Carolina job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 4,729,100 +11,300 +185,600
CPS 4,883,507 +30,263 +203,995

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 April 2022 for North Carolina is at a new high of 4,729,100.

CPS employment in North Carolina for April 2022 is at a new high of 4,883,507.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 4,729,100 11,300 4,883,507 30,263
March 2022 4,717,800 23,100 4,853,244 25,128
February 2022 4,694,700 29,100 4,828,116 18,427
January 2022 4,665,600 9,500 4,809,689 25,020
December 2021 4,656,100 17,100 4,784,669 537
November 2021 4,639,000 6,500 4,784,132 4,875
October 2021 4,632,500 15,800 4,779,257 15,788
September 2021 4,616,700 -9,000 4,763,469 16,805
August 2021 4,625,700 -8,500 4,746,664 17,102
July 2021 4,634,200 32,100 4,729,562 15,566
June 2021 4,602,100 39,200 4,713,996 15,743
May 2021 4,562,900 19,400 4,698,253 18,741