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Burlington, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 60,400 jobs in Burlington, North Carolina in August 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 73,421 employed persons for the month. Burlington added 400 jobs in August 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 378 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Burlington job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 60,400 +400 -3,800
CPS 73,421 +378 -6,359

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 5,100 jobs have been lost in Burlington according to the employer survey. From a trough of 52,400 in April 2020, Burlington has gained 8,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 80,055 for Burlington in December 2019. 6,634 jobs have been lost in Burlington since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 63,263, Burlington has added 10,158 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2020

Burlington, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2020 60,400 400 73,421 378
July 2020 60,000 200 73,043 211
June 2020 59,800 3,700 72,832 5,170
May 2020 56,100 3,700 67,662 4,399
April 2020 52,400 -11,800 63,263 -13,966
March 2020 64,200 100 77,229 -2,813
February 2020 64,099 0 80,042 62
January 2020 64,099 299 79,980 -75
December 2019 63,800 100 80,055 22
November 2019 63,700 -200 80,033 53
October 2019 63,900 -100 79,980 78
September 2019 64,000 -200 79,902 122