Department of Numbers

Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 317,300 jobs in Durham, North Carolina in October 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 294,616 employed persons for the month. Durham lost 500 jobs in October 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 567 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Durham job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 317,300 -500 +3,400
CPS 294,616 +567 +6,023

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 peaked in April 2019 at 318,600. Since then 1,300 jobs have been lost in Durham according to the employer survey. From a trough of 316,300 in June 2019, Durham has gained 1,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in October 2019 for Durham is at a new high of 294,616.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2019

Durham, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2019 317,300 -500 294,616 567
September 2019 317,800 1,400 294,049 730
August 2019 316,400 0 293,319 439
July 2019 316,400 100 292,880 816
June 2019 316,300 -1,400 292,064 933
May 2019 317,700 -900 291,131 652
April 2019 318,600 800 290,479 612
March 2019 317,800 1,200 289,867 570
February 2019 316,600 0 289,297 357
January 2019 316,600 1,200 288,940 303
December 2018 315,400 1,000 288,637 8
November 2018 314,400 500 288,629 36