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Goldsboro, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 39,200 jobs in Goldsboro, North Carolina in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 47,211 employed persons for the month. Goldsboro added 100 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 314 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Goldsboro job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 39,200 +100 -2,300
CPS 47,211 +314 -3,152

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Goldsboro, North Carolina Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Goldsboro 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 Goldsboro, North Carolina

CES employment for Goldsboro peaked in January 2008 at 45,500. Since then 6,300 jobs have been lost in Goldsboro according to the employer survey. From a trough of 38,100 in May 2020, Goldsboro has gained 1,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 51,036 for Goldsboro in September 2012. 3,825 jobs have been lost in Goldsboro since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 41,311, Goldsboro has added 5,900 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Goldsboro, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 39,200 100 47,211 314
January 2021 39,100 -600 46,897 367
December 2020 39,700 200 46,530 248
November 2020 39,500 -100 46,282 277
October 2020 39,600 -200 46,005 266
September 2020 39,800 100 45,739 1,734
August 2020 39,700 400 44,005 285
July 2020 39,300 500 43,720 178
June 2020 38,800 700 43,542 2,026
May 2020 38,100 -100 41,516 205
April 2020 38,200 -3,300 41,311 -7,069
March 2020 41,500 0 48,380 -1,983