North Carolina Job Growth
There were 4,452,900 jobs in North Carolina in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,746,591 employed persons for the month. North Carolina added 14,400 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 4,804 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is North Carolina job growth compared to other states.
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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 peaked in February 2020 for North Carolina at 4,626,600. Since then 173,700 jobs have been lost in North Carolina according to the employer survey. From a trough of 4,051,400 in April 2020, North Carolina has gained 401,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in North Carolina reached a maximum of 4,930,705 in December 2019. 184,114 jobs have been lost in North Carolina since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 4,054,932, North Carolina has added 691,659 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
North Carolina Employment History