Department of Numbers

Burlington, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 62,300 jobs in Burlington, North Carolina in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 77,905 employed persons for the month. Burlington lost 100 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 231 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Burlington job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 62,300 -100 -200
CPS 77,905 +231 +1,281

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 3,000 jobs have been lost in Burlington according to the employer survey. From a trough of 55,800 in March 2010, Burlington has gained 6,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in February 2019 for Burlington is at a new high of 77,905.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Burlington, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 62,300 -100 77,905 231
January 2019 62,400 -100 77,674 164
December 2018 62,500 -600 77,510 -69
November 2018 63,100 300 77,579 199
October 2018 62,800 500 77,380 444
September 2018 62,300 200 76,936 -219
August 2018 62,100 -500 77,155 -443
July 2018 62,600 -200 77,598 189
June 2018 62,800 200 77,409 135
May 2018 62,600 100 77,274 406
April 2018 62,500 -100 76,868 133
March 2018 62,600 100 76,735 111