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Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 318,900 jobs in Durham, North Carolina in April 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 290,533 employed persons for the month. Durham added 1,100 jobs in April 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 666 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Durham job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 318,900 +1,100 +4,200
CPS 290,533 +666 +2,633

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 2019 is at a new high of 318,900.

CPS employment in April 2019 for Durham is at a new high of 290,533.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2019

Durham, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2019 318,900 1,100 290,533 666
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
October 2018 313,900 -1,600 288,593 147
September 2018 315,500 -700 288,446 164
August 2018 316,200 300 288,282 65
July 2018 315,900 500 288,217 4
June 2018 315,400 -200 288,213 51
May 2018 315,600 900 288,162 262