Department of Numbers

Burlington, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 62,400 jobs in Burlington, North Carolina in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 77,433 employed persons for the month. Burlington added 700 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 497 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Burlington job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 62,400 +700 +900
CPS 77,433 +497 +987

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 2,900 jobs have been lost in Burlington according to the employer survey. From a trough of 55,800 in March 2010, Burlington has gained 6,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 77,598 for Burlington in July 2018. 165 jobs have been lost in Burlington since then according to the household survey. From a September 2018 low of 76,936, Burlington has added 497 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Burlington, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 62,400 700 77,433 497
September 2018 61,700 0 76,936 -219
August 2018 61,700 -200 77,155 -443
July 2018 61,900 100 77,598 189
June 2018 61,800 200 77,409 135
May 2018 61,600 -100 77,274 406
April 2018 61,700 300 76,868 133
March 2018 61,400 -100 76,735 111
February 2018 61,500 200 76,624 272
January 2018 61,300 -100 76,352 29
December 2017 61,400 0 76,323 -32
November 2017 61,400 -100 76,355 -91