Department of Numbers

Burlington, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 64,800 jobs in Burlington, North Carolina in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 79,371 employed persons for the month. Burlington added 399 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 335 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Burlington job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 64,800 +399 +1,300
CPS 79,371 +335 +2,895

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 June 2000 at 65,500. Since then 700 jobs have been lost in Burlington according to the employer survey. From a trough of 55,700 in April 2020, Burlington has gained 9,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in April 2022 for Burlington is at a new high of 79,371.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Burlington, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 64,800 399 79,371 335
March 2022 64,400 -199 79,036 282
February 2022 64,599 299 78,754 332
January 2022 64,300 200 78,422 359
December 2021 64,099 199 78,063 -16
November 2021 63,900 300 78,079 38
October 2021 63,600 -100 78,041 192
September 2021 63,700 0 77,849 243
August 2021 63,700 -100 77,606 256
July 2021 63,800 100 77,350 273
June 2021 63,700 -100 77,077 275
May 2021 63,800 300 76,802 326