Department of Numbers

Burlington, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 63,700 jobs in Burlington, North Carolina in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 77,972 employed persons for the month. Burlington added 800 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 334 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Burlington job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 63,700 +800 +3,600
CPS 77,972 +334 +4,642

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 1,800 jobs have been lost in Burlington according to the employer survey. From a trough of 55,800 in January 2010, Burlington has gained 7,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 80,574 for Burlington in February 2020. 2,602 jobs have been lost in Burlington since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 65,611, Burlington has added 12,361 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Burlington, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 63,700 800 77,972 334
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
November 2020 61,600 200 76,558 366
October 2020 61,400 400 76,192 633
September 2020 61,000 100 75,559 119
August 2020 60,900 800 75,440 2,110