Department of Numbers

Burlington, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 62,800 jobs in Burlington, North Carolina in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 77,033 employed persons for the month. Burlington added 500 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 191 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Burlington job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 62,800 +500 -1,500
CPS 77,033 +191 -3,009

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 2,700 jobs have been lost in Burlington according to the employer survey. From a trough of 55,800 in January 2010, Burlington has gained 7,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 80,055 for Burlington in December 2019. 3,022 jobs have been lost in Burlington since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 63,263, Burlington has added 13,770 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Burlington, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 62,800 500 77,033 191
January 2021 62,300 500 76,842 89
December 2020 61,800 200 76,753 184
November 2020 61,600 200 76,569 832
October 2020 61,400 400 75,737 1,509
September 2020 61,000 100 74,228 183
August 2020 60,900 800 74,045 1,002
July 2020 60,100 1,300 73,043 211
June 2020 58,800 1,900 72,832 5,170
May 2020 56,900 1,000 67,662 4,399
April 2020 55,900 -8,100 63,263 -13,966
March 2020 64,000 -300 77,229 -2,813