Department of Numbers

Burlington, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 61,400 jobs in Burlington, North Carolina in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 76,521 employed persons for the month. Burlington added 100 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 3 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Burlington job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 61,400 +100 -300
CPS 76,521 -3 +172

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 3,900 jobs have been lost in Burlington according to the employer survey. From a trough of 55,800 in March 2010, Burlington has gained 5,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 77,335 for Burlington in September 2017. 814 jobs have been lost in Burlington since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Burlington, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 61,400 100 76,521 -3
January 2018 61,300 -100 76,524 -347
December 2017 61,400 0 76,871 -177
November 2017 61,400 -100 77,048 -188
October 2017 61,500 400 77,236 -99
September 2017 61,100 0 77,335 593
August 2017 61,100 -300 76,742 59
July 2017 61,400 100 76,683 273
June 2017 61,300 100 76,410 333
May 2017 61,200 -400 76,077 -153
April 2017 61,600 0 76,230 -314
March 2017 61,600 -100 76,544 195