Department of Numbers

Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 317,700 jobs in Durham, North Carolina in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 291,179 employed persons for the month. Durham added 500 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,130 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Durham job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 317,700 +500 +6,200
CPS 291,179 +1,130 +5,942

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 July 2018 at 320,300. Since then 2,600 jobs have been lost in Durham according to the employer survey. From a trough of 317,200 in September 2018, Durham has gained 500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 292,138 for Durham in July 2018. 959 jobs have been lost in Durham since then according to the household survey. From a September 2018 low of 290,049, Durham has added 1,130 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Durham, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 317,700 500 291,179 1,130
September 2018 317,200 -2,100 290,049 -396
August 2018 319,300 -1,000 290,445 -1,693
July 2018 320,300 1,100 292,138 1,447
June 2018 319,200 3,400 290,691 909
May 2018 315,800 2,400 289,782 2,594
April 2018 313,400 700 287,188 -140
March 2018 312,700 1,700 287,328 1,332
February 2018 311,000 200 285,996 1,838
January 2018 310,800 700 284,158 227
December 2017 310,100 -900 283,931 -487
November 2017 311,000 -500 284,418 -819