Department of Numbers

Burlington, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 63,500 jobs in Burlington, North Carolina in August 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 78,904 employed persons for the month. Burlington added 400 jobs in August 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 296 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Burlington job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 63,500 +400 +1,400
CPS 78,904 +296 +1,289

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Burlington, North Carolina Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Burlington 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 for Burlington, North Carolina

CES employment for Burlington peaked in July 2000 at 65,300. Since then 1,800 jobs have been lost in Burlington according to the employer survey. From a trough of 55,800 in March 2010, Burlington has gained 7,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in August 2019 for Burlington is at a new high of 78,904.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2019

Burlington, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2019 63,500 400 78,904 296
July 2019 63,100 500 78,608 233
June 2019 62,600 -200 78,375 197
May 2019 62,800 -200 78,178 147
April 2019 63,000 500 78,031 103
March 2019 62,500 300 77,928 69
February 2019 62,200 -200 77,859 20
January 2019 62,400 -100 77,839 -2
December 2018 62,500 -600 77,841 -2
November 2018 63,100 300 77,843 24
October 2018 62,800 500 77,819 99
September 2018 62,300 200 77,720 105