Department of Numbers

Burlington, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 63,400 jobs in Burlington, North Carolina in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 79,182 employed persons for the month. Burlington lost 300 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 294 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Burlington job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 63,400 -300 +1,800
CPS 79,182 +294 +2,624

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 2,100 jobs have been lost in Burlington according to the employer survey. From a trough of 55,800 in January 2010, Burlington has gained 7,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 80,574 for Burlington in February 2020. 1,392 jobs have been lost in Burlington since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 65,611, Burlington has added 13,571 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Burlington, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 63,400 -300 79,182 294
October 2021 63,700 500 78,888 284
September 2021 63,200 200 78,604 352
August 2021 63,000 0 78,252 381
July 2021 63,000 100 77,871 233
June 2021 62,900 1,000 77,638 210
May 2021 61,900 -300 77,428 -11
April 2021 62,200 -100 77,439 105
March 2021 62,300 100 77,334 136
February 2021 62,200 -100 77,198 135
January 2021 62,300 500 77,063 264
December 2020 61,800 200 76,799 241