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Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 310,900 jobs in Durham, North Carolina in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 285,714 employed persons for the month. Durham added 100 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,610 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Durham job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 310,900 +100 +2,000
CPS 285,714 +1,610 +5,978

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 2017 at 312,700. Since then 1,800 jobs have been lost in Durham according to the employer survey. From a trough of 310,100 in December 2017, Durham has gained 800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 287,100 for Durham in October 2017. 1,386 jobs have been lost in Durham since then according to the household survey. From a January 2018 low of 284,104, Durham has added 1,610 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Durham, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 310,900 100 285,714 1,610
January 2018 310,800 700 284,104 -91
December 2017 310,100 -900 284,195 -1,544
November 2017 311,000 -500 285,739 -1,361
October 2017 311,500 -100 287,100 480
September 2017 311,600 -500 286,620 1,995
August 2017 312,100 -600 284,625 485
July 2017 312,700 1,800 284,140 1,781
June 2017 310,900 700 282,359 2,849
May 2017 310,200 600 279,510 -814
April 2017 309,600 300 280,324 -323
March 2017 309,300 400 280,647 911