Department of Numbers

Burlington, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 65,099 jobs in Burlington, North Carolina in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 80,162 employed persons for the month. Burlington lost 200 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 27 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Burlington job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 65,099 -200 +1,399
CPS 80,162 +27 +2,313

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 400 jobs have been lost in Burlington according to the employer survey. From a trough of 55,700 in April 2020, Burlington has gained 9,399 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in September 2022 for Burlington is at a new high of 80,162.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Burlington, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 65,099 -200 80,162 27
August 2022 65,300 -200 80,135 133
July 2022 65,500 500 80,002 186
June 2022 65,000 400 79,816 113
May 2022 64,599 -100 79,703 327
April 2022 64,700 299 79,376 340
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