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Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina Job Growth

There were 346,000 jobs in Greensboro, North Carolina in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 339,813 employed persons for the month. Greensboro added 700 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 425 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Greensboro job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 346,000 +700 +22,600
CPS 339,813 -425 +41,547

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 27,600 jobs have been lost in Greensboro according to the employer survey. From a trough of 315,100 in April 2020, Greensboro has gained 30,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 360,195 for Greensboro in February 2020. 20,382 jobs have been lost in Greensboro since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 290,185, Greensboro has added 49,628 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Greensboro, North Carolina Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 346,000 700 339,813 -425
April 2021 345,300 -600 340,238 33
March 2021 345,900 1,000 340,205 405
February 2021 344,900 -900 339,800 373
January 2021 345,800 3,200 339,427 675
December 2020 342,600 2,400 338,752 1,369
November 2020 340,200 -1,000 337,383 1,730
October 2020 341,200 -1,500 335,653 2,277
September 2020 342,700 2,300 333,376 3,479
August 2020 340,400 5,400 329,897 9,183
July 2020 335,000 2,500 320,714 4,080
June 2020 332,500 9,100 316,634 18,368