Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, North Carolina Job Growth
There were 155,600 jobs in Hickory, North Carolina in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 169,775 employed persons for the month. Hickory lost 600 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 288 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Hickory job growth to job growth in other cities.
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Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.
Hickory, North Carolina Employment Changes
The charts below show the monthly job growth for Hickory 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 Hickory, North Carolina
CES employment for Hickory peaked in June 2000 at 186,800. Since then 31,200 jobs have been lost in Hickory according to the employer survey. From a trough of 141,500 in February 2010, Hickory has gained 14,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 184,155 for Hickory in July 2000. 14,380 jobs have been lost in Hickory since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 146,535, Hickory has added 23,240 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Hickory, North Carolina Employment History