Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, North Carolina Job Growth
There were 157,100 jobs in Hickory, North Carolina in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 170,466 employed persons for the month. Hickory added 500 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,358 (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 August 2000 at 186,900. Since then 29,800 jobs have been lost in Hickory according to the employer survey. From a trough of 141,500 in February 2010, Hickory has gained 15,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 184,155 for Hickory in July 2000. 13,689 jobs have been lost in Hickory since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 146,535, Hickory has added 23,931 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Hickory, North Carolina Employment History