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Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 316,700 jobs in Durham, North Carolina in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 291,718 employed persons for the month. Durham added 100 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,353 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Durham job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 316,700 +100 +3,000
CPS 291,718 +2,353 +5,722

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Durham, North Carolina Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Durham 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 Durham, North Carolina

CES employment for Durham in February 2019 is at a new high of 316,700.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 292,138 for Durham in July 2018. 420 jobs have been lost in Durham since then according to the household survey. From a January 2019 low of 289,365, Durham has added 2,353 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Durham, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 316,700 100 291,718 2,353
January 2019 316,600 1,200 289,365 -1,214
December 2018 315,400 1,000 290,579 -417
November 2018 314,400 500 290,996 -234
October 2018 313,900 -1,600 291,230 1,181
September 2018 315,500 -700 290,049 -396
August 2018 316,200 300 290,445 -1,693
July 2018 315,900 500 292,138 1,447
June 2018 315,400 -200 290,691 909
May 2018 315,600 900 289,782 2,594
April 2018 314,700 900 287,188 -140
March 2018 313,800 100 287,328 1,332