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Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 298,100 jobs in Greensboro, North Carolina in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 281,164 employed persons for the month. Greensboro lost 64,300 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 65,032 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Greensboro job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 298,100 -64,300 -66,800
CPS 281,164 -65,032 -75,728

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 75,700 jobs have been lost in Greensboro according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 360,476 for Greensboro in December 2019. 79,312 jobs have been lost in Greensboro since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Greensboro, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 298,100 -64,300 281,164 -65,032
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
November 2019 364,700 800 359,822 750
October 2019 363,900 200 359,072 816
September 2019 363,700 -600 358,256 788
August 2019 364,300 600 357,468 577
July 2019 363,700 -500 356,891 203
June 2019 364,200 -500 356,688 -65
May 2019 364,700 -200 356,753 -139