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Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 345,100 jobs in Durham, North Carolina in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 307,271 employed persons for the month. Durham added 1,900 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,483 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Durham job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 345,100 +1,900 +15,100
CPS 307,271 +1,483 +14,357

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 April 2022 is at a new high of 345,100.

CPS employment in April 2022 for Durham is at a new high of 307,271.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Durham, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 345,100 1,900 307,271 1,483
March 2022 343,200 1,700 305,788 1,282
February 2022 341,500 1,700 304,506 1,122
January 2022 339,800 1,700 303,384 1,109
December 2021 338,100 -800 302,275 -169
November 2021 338,900 1,100 302,444 79
October 2021 337,800 1,000 302,365 1,068
September 2021 336,800 -500 301,297 1,536
August 2021 337,300 -1,400 299,761 1,730
July 2021 338,700 500 298,031 1,801
June 2021 338,200 4,400 296,230 1,679
May 2021 333,800 3,800 294,551 1,637