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Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 336,500 jobs in Greensboro, North Carolina in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 332,204 employed persons for the month. Greensboro lost 800 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 625 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Greensboro job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 336,500 -800 -28,200
CPS 332,204 +625 -27,618

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

Greensboro, North Carolina Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Greensboro peaked in July 2000 at 373,800. Since then 37,300 jobs have been lost in Greensboro according to the employer survey. From a trough of 303,000 in April 2020, Greensboro has gained 33,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 360,476 for Greensboro in December 2019. 28,272 jobs have been lost in Greensboro since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 284,956, Greensboro has added 47,248 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Greensboro, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 336,500 -800 332,204 625
October 2020 337,300 800 331,579 4,104
September 2020 336,500 5,100 327,475 5,692
August 2020 331,400 -600 321,783 791
July 2020 332,000 1,900 320,992 735
June 2020 330,100 19,100 320,257 23,451
May 2020 311,000 8,000 296,806 11,850
April 2020 303,000 -59,400 284,956 -61,240
March 2020 362,400 -2,200 346,196 -13,316
February 2020 364,600 100 359,512 262
January 2020 364,500 -100 359,250 -1,226
December 2019 364,600 -100 360,476 654