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Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 344,800 jobs in Greensboro, North Carolina in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 336,619 employed persons for the month. Greensboro lost 1,000 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,232 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Greensboro job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 344,800 -1,000 -20,300
CPS 336,619 +1,232 -22,893

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 373,600. Since then 28,800 jobs have been lost in Greensboro according to the employer survey. From a trough of 315,100 in April 2020, Greensboro has gained 29,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 360,476 for Greensboro in December 2019. 23,857 jobs have been lost in Greensboro since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 284,956, Greensboro has added 51,663 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Greensboro, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 344,800 -1,000 336,619 1,232
January 2021 345,800 3,200 335,387 1,490
December 2020 342,600 2,400 333,897 1,336
November 2020 340,200 -1,000 332,561 982
October 2020 341,200 -1,500 331,579 4,104
September 2020 342,700 2,300 327,475 5,692
August 2020 340,400 5,400 321,783 791
July 2020 335,000 2,500 320,992 735
June 2020 332,500 9,100 320,257 23,451
May 2020 323,400 8,300 296,806 11,850
April 2020 315,100 -48,700 284,956 -61,240
March 2020 363,800 -1,300 346,196 -13,316