Department of Numbers

Burlington, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 63,600 jobs in Burlington, North Carolina in October 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 79,324 employed persons for the month. Burlington added 100 jobs in October 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 230 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Burlington job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 63,600 +100 +800
CPS 79,324 +230 +1,505

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 1,700 jobs have been lost in Burlington according to the employer survey. From a trough of 55,800 in March 2010, Burlington has gained 7,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in October 2019 for Burlington is at a new high of 79,324.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2019

Burlington, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2019 63,600 100 79,324 230
September 2019 63,500 0 79,094 224
August 2019 63,500 400 78,870 262
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